Those familiar with Satanism, clearly articulated in decades of our literature, should understand our philosophy’s stance regarding the murder of an innocent man and the abuse of power currently being protested across the country—we find it appalling. We recognize the historical importance of recent events and, in the same way the Stonewall Uprising ignited societal change, we consider these actions will possibly lead to a more accountable system of justice.
…The Church of Satan has always made it clear that a Satanist’s politics should be their own. We refuse to treat our membership like brainless sheep, in desperate need of a shepherd to guide them over every social rock and muddy political puddle. We don’t, as an organization, have to goad our members. They know Satanism champions freedom, individualism and personal satisfaction, that we celebrate the individual’s efforts to rise above circumstances. Otherwise, they would not have joined. While we recognize that there are social and political forces at work in society which hold back certain groups of people, that issue is one dealt with by concerned individuals in ways that are congruent with their own personal political stances. And our members are out there freely voicing their personal opinions on the events now causing turmoil across the globe.
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