Satanic group says Cobb after-school program is ‘constitutional right’


A local satanic group is digging in on demands that Cobb County allow it to start an after-school program at an elementary school.

Cobb resident Fred Mephisto, who described himself as the leader of Atlanta’s Satanic Temple, asked school board members during a meeting Thursday to approve plans for the proposed program.

“We believe the Satanic Club has a constitutional right to start an after-school program,” he said during the public comments portion of the meeting.

The group’s plans went public in August.

Mephisto said school district administrators have not responded to written requests to start the club at Still Elementary School.

Cobb officials said they have not received a formal application from the organization to start a program.

The group says it does not believe in Satan. By attempting to start a club, it is trying to bring attention to its opposition of Christian-based after-school clubs at Still Elementary and other schools nationwide.

 

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