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SOURCE: The Satanic Temple
The founder of The Satanic Temple, Neil Bricke, will deliver his first public speech at a public rally in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s protection of religious freedom Friday, January 25, 2013, kicking off a campaign to raise awareness of Satanic contributions to American civic life.
Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) January 12, 2013
Satanists from all over Florida are scheduled to gather on the steps of the Governor’s Office at the intersection of S. Monroe and Apalachee Pkwy 1:00pm Friday January 25, 2013 in a show of solidarity for governor Rick Scott who has shown unwavering fortitude and progressive resolve in his defense of religious liberty, particularly in his recent approval of Senate Bill 98 [SB 98] authorizing “a district school board to adopt a policy that allows an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly; providing policy requirements; providing purpose, etc.”
Neil Bricke of the Satanic Temple will deliver a speech to the assembled crowd, his first public appearance as the Satanic Temple’s founder and leader
“It’s time for the great Satanic ‘coming out’,” Bricke states, “Starting with my own public appearance which, hopefully, will demonstrate to the innumerable closeted Satanists of America that now is the time to stand and be counted. Now is a time to put archaic, medieval animosities and superstitions aside, to show the world that Satanists are community leaders and productive, conscientious citizens.”
“Satanism,” Neil Bricke notes, “has traditionally been grossly misunderstood and maligned.”
According to the Satanic Temple’s website, “[We believe] that God is supernatural and thus outside of the sphere of the physical. God’s perfection means that he cannot interact with the imperfect corporeal realm. Because God cannot intervene in the material world, He created Satan to preside over the universe as His proxy. Satan has the compassion and wisdom of an angel. Although Satan is subordinate to God, he is mankind’s only conduit to the dominion beyond the physical. In addition, only Satan can hear our prayers and only Satan can respond. While God is beyond human comprehension, Satan desires to be known and knowable. Only in this way can there be justice and can life have meaning.”
For more information about the Satanic Temple, please visit http://www.thesatanictemple.com. To arrange to interview spokespeople, please contact Lucien at 617.863.6660.
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