Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet


Since the Church of Satan only allows legal adults as members, and since we are against all forms of possible proselytizing, we do not sponsor “clubs” in schools.

We encourage intelligent young people who have an interest to study our literature, and they may ask questions of us directly should they not understand any of our principles. We have many responsive spokespersons to handle such queries. In general, our written materials are quite straightforward and without the need for interpretation found in the texts of most religions.

Additionally, we do not support forms of activism which require Satanists to behave like members of other religions who do try to force their ideas on young people. We are strict secularists and individualists and oppose having religion foisted on students via peer pressure or other coercive means.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

The above was a response to reporters asking about the Church of Satan’s involvement with “Satanic Clubs”.  For more on political activism and Satanism see the article “There Goes The Neighborhood: Activism and The Devil” by Magus Peter H. Gilmore.