It's important to recognize that we are only distributing Satanic literature in school districts that have already allowed the encroachment of religious materials. We are not seeking to disseminate our materials alone, or looking to impose policies that allow for religious propaganda to be presented to students. To the contrary, we feel that it is best that religious literature be kept out of public schools. However, in the case that some witless School Board seeks to impose such indoctrination upon their students — as in the case of Orange County, Florida — we feel that the best antidote is to meet their material in kind; to show the students that there are multiple voices and multiple choices. In fact, this ill-contrived move by the Florida school district puts us in a position of unique advantage: Surely, almost all of the students are generally aware of Christian literature and the Bible. However, they may have had no exposure at all to actual Satanism. We feel quite confident that — given the choice between tired Evangelical texts and Satanic literature — Satan will prove remarkably popular with the kids. Rest assured, we will happily appear at any school district in Michigan that might allow for religious literature to be disseminated to their students. When the school boards create that opening between the line separating Church and State, The Satanic Temple considers itself explicitly invited.
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