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Satanists victorious in wild scheme to disrupt Florida school district's Bible plan

The Satanic Temple and Freedom From Religion Foundation were planning on handing out Satanic coloring books


Sarah Gray
January 15, 2015 2:41AM (UTC)

In September of last year the Satanic Temple revealed plans to disseminate the "Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities," to kids in a Florida school district.

The Satanic Temple along with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) were responding to a ruling, which let the Orange County school district allow religious and atheist organizations to distribute materials -- including bibles and other pamphlets -- in public schools.

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Since religious and atheist materials could be handed out, the Satanic Temple made a request to hand out the aforementioned activity book, while the Freedom From Religion Foundation planned to hand out a pamphlet describing the bible as an "X-rated book."

Now, the Satanic Temple's request has the school district rethinking its policy, and the district is currently putting the distribution of all religious paraphernalia on hold, according to WFTV-TV.

"We don’t want our schools to become religious battlefields," David Williamson, of FFRF, told WFTV-TV. "We’ve advocated all along to close the forum."


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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