Elementary schools and other schools have all sorts of clubs for students, however, a flyer for a “School Satan Club” now making the rounds has a lot of people doing double-takes.
The flyer and social media announcement that sprung up recently is titled “The Satanic Temple After School Club,” and it includes the enticing invitation: “Hey Kids, let’s have fun at After School Satan Club!”
There will be “Science Projects! Puzzles & Games! Arts and Craft Projects! Nature Activities!”
According to the invitation to all elementary school students, Satan Club will take place in the Joyner Elementary School cafeteria at 3300 Normandy Road in Greensboro on Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 27 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 pm. It’s open to students in first-grade through sixth-grade from any school.
The event is being sponsored by “The Satanic Temple After School Satan Club.”
Guilford County Commissioner James Upchurch said he didn’t know what to make of the supposed club when he found out about it.
“I didn’t know if it was a joke or not,” Upchurch said.
He said that he called Guilford County Manager Mike Halford and asked him to investigate.
An outraged Upchurch said he also phoned Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston to make him aware of the situation.
Upchurch said he and county officials are still looking into the matter, but he added that, at this point, it was his understanding that it’s no joke.
“It appears to be real,” he said.
Upchurch said that, rather than a joke, the club is instead a consequence of the fact that schools cannot discriminate against religious groups when it comes to using school facilities.
In January, the Moline-Coal Valley School District in Illinois had a very similar controversy, with parents there also posting on social media a lot of “What The ?????!” posts.
The same flyer was used in that incident, with only basic time and place information changes. Both forms also include an attached permission slip for parents to sign.
In Illinois, school officials offered the following explanation: “The Moline-Coal Valley School District and Board of Education have policies and administrative procedures in place which allow for community use of its publicly funded facilities outside the school day.” It added that the district doesn’t discriminate against any groups that wish to rent the public facilities, including religious groups.
There have been similar stories in other parts of the country.
Satan Club, the flyer states, doesn’t attempt to convert children to any religious ideology, but instead it supports the children’s’ ability to think for themselves. After School Satan Clubs emphasize a “scientific, rationalist” worldview.
According to the flyer, children will learn “benevolence and empathy, critical thinking, problem-solving, creative expression and personal sovereignty.”
It states that Satan Clubs are taught by volunteers “who have passed criminal background checks and have been vetted.” Though one should probably keep in mind they were vetted by Satanists.
So, are NC hockey fans, “Hurricanists”, advocating violent cyclonic weather events?
Certainly a controversial pushback against the “Woke” Agenda, but other than the name, what exactly does the author object to in the proposed discussion topics?
Does CWP stand for Communist Workers’ Party?
Why do they even use thatname and picture for our children if they dont have a religious agenda?
That’s what you get in society today.
What are people objecting to? From what I understand they cover benevolence and empathy, critical thinking, problem-solving, creative expression and personal sovereignty. What is different about what the good news club teaches?
“Upchurch said that, rather than a joke, the club is instead a consequence of the fact that schools cannot discriminate against religious groups when it comes to using school facilities.“
I find it interesting though… the same school earlier this year first gave permission for and then revoked that permission for a Bible club. Seems like Mr. Upchurch is mistaken… the only religion that Guilford County schools is willing and ready to discriminate against is Christianity.
Upchurch said that, rather than a joke, the club is instead a consequence of the fact that schools cannot discriminate against religious groups when it comes to using school facilities.“
– That was the explanation I received from the school system.
I’m not sure where you got the information about them revoking Good News Club at Joyner Elementary. Can you provide source? When I search GCS website I do find that Good News Club has been operating at Pearce Elementary. You can see this PTA flyer back from 2019 that shows the club operating on Wednesdays after school. So it does appear that GCS is endorsing Christianity, at least back in 2019. If the link doesn’t work, just google this: “good news club” site:gcsnc.com
Good news club is no longer at Pearce.
The Satanic Club is no joke. They have chapters across the US and the world. Have they made an application to the Guilford County Schools to use the facilities at Joyner Elementary School? If not, then they would be trespassing. If they have and the school system has approved the use of the school by this group, everyone in Guilford County should turn out on April 29 and May 27, surround the school by staying in the public right of way and protesting this group and most of all anyone at the Guilford County School system that would allow the school to be used by such a group. The citizens of Guilford County own the schools. Let’s defend them if necessary from such evil. I don’t want to hear a bunch of liberal idiots saying “its about free speech and free religion” either. If conservative speech can be squashed by the government and its allies, then this exhibition can also.
Yes to this. Atheist go to court to have their rights protected which takes away the rights of others. So what about people who are not satanic worshippers
So you would trample on our constitutional rights because you do not agree with our religion? LOL you xtians are pathetic traitors.
Hey fun fact: We don’t molest children like you xtians do!
Welcome to the dark side Democrats forever
(Notice sarcasm here)
I thank God Almighty that I don’t have children or grandchildren in school today
I thank the good Lord that I don’t live in Guilford county!
In all my life I have never before seen evil so rampant, from the White House to the schoolhouse.
You’re a clown.
And you’re a wanker.
Parents need to push back and write to the school board and school principal. This is unacceptable indoctrination of our children at impressionable ages.
One good thing is that they do need parents’ permission to participate.
But yes, I agree that this is just another form of attempted indoctrination, and another attempt to push our children away from God, parents, and all that was once good about our nation.
Agreed! The greatest threat to our children is indoctrination by the xtian church. Pedophiles and grifters, one and all.
More proof that are children are not being protected by schools. I hope they do the right thing and deny these peoples request, or else there will be hell to pay!
Why? Do we not enjoy the same protection under the constitution that others enjoy? Hmm?
“It states that Satan Clubs are taught by volunteers “who have passed criminal background checks and have been vetted.” Though one should probably keep in mind they were vetted by Satanists.”
The district for the Greensboro school does its own background checks, independent of what the club does.
Yeah, but xtians are known pedophiles, it documented everywhere.
Prayer / protest planned against this at 2:00 this Friday the 29th at Joyner Elementary school in Greensboro. Come pray against the evil lies.
It’s so strange that no one seemed opposed to the Good News Club that was setup at Joyner on Thursdays after school earlier in March. If you weren’t against a Religious club in the school before, you can’t be against it now. But I guess that would require you and the other commenters to have critical thinking and rationality, which I can see there is quite a deficit. Not sure why Rhino Times didn’t write about the first club (that’s sarcasm by the way), but here is a news article that explains it: https://triad-city-beat.com/good-news-club/
“If you weren’t against a Religious club in the school before, you can’t be against it now.”
Yes, you can. It is every Christian’s duty to stand against anything representing Satan, and against any attempt to indoctrinate our children. Before you quote their flyer, stating that they’re not a “satanic” religious organization, and that they just believe Satan is a mythical figure who represents freedom, give me one reasonable explanation as to why they would call themselves The Satanic Temple.
Our youth are “free” to decide what, if any, religion they want to adhere to when they become adults. As elementary school children, it is the parents’ responsibility, and right, to raise their children as they see fit.
This is just another example of politicians and bureaucrats too afraid to actually stand up against something that is blatantly wrong.
If you care about your children this will not happen!!This would be an introduction to Satanic beliefs. This is real and it is evil!
I think Christianity promotes and preaches about hell and satan….at least that is where I was first exposed to those concepts.
Hahahahahaha! Your stupidity is palpable.
…. as palpable as your Satanism??
You can’t even bring yourself to say “Christian”.
Wtf. We need to get rid of our super NOW. Vote no on the school bonds.
Religion can’t be in schools, but this can. If I had a child at that school they would be taken out.
The CRT and the LGBTQMNOXYZ agendas being pushed in our public schools would be enough for me to homeschool my children, if they were still school aged. This should definitely be the straw that broke the camel’s back for any responsible parents who are still on fence about removing their children from government indoctrination.
Are there Christian clubs in the schools?
Paul Harvey warned us, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9NoQHgjM_0
Y’all should have a little satan in your lives, you whining hypocrites.
We do. It’s called government.
We’re constantly surrounded by Satan and his minions every day. Enough is enough.
Could be a reaction to the blatant hypocrisy of American Fascist Fundamentalist Christianity, which has drifted so far from the teachings of Jesus as to be the self-righteous Nemesis of His message. Get the log out of thine own eye!
All this angst about re-framing the devil possibly harming Christian children’s religious health is understandable from Christians. What’s perplexing is why this much energy isn’t seen over the subject of bussing kids to school with no seat belts which seems a certain danger to their physical health.
If the people of Guilford Co., and especially the parents don’t see this for what it is, there is no hope for you. Don’t let your children anywhere near this. It is “wokeism” at its best (or worst)
It seems like they named it that just to troll people. It is as if they are trying to prove a point to adults in a very juvenile way.
This is nothing but an attempt by the left woke groups to attempt to get a negative ruling by the school administration so that they can file a discrimination lawsuit against the school system. According to the Guilford County Schools, the use of the school facilities by the Satanic Club has not been approved. Also, the school system is investigating the distribution of the flyers by the Satanic Club that appear to be a direct violation of school policy since they did not get approval to do so.