The club is the latest to launch as part of nationwide effort by The Satanic Temple to mock Christian and other religious student organizations that work with students in public schools, and it’s open to children between the ages of 5- and 12-years-old, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
“Kids naturally have that ability to be curious and question things,” said Chalice Blythe, head of the Temple’s Utah chapter. “We’re basically just saying we should bolster that.”
Blythe contends students who join will be exposed to “academic and educational” material that does not include lessons about Satan, though the Granite School District refused to allow the Tribune’s reporters to cover an open house to kick off the club Wednesday.
District officials notified parents about the new club without announcing the name, and urged those with any concerns to address them to state lawmakers.
The letter alleges state law mandates that the district must allow private groups to rent space at public schools..."