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The Satanic Temple is about so much more than trolling the religious right

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Matt Silverman

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Posted on May 17, 2021   Updated on May 18, 2021, 9:47 am CDT

Any mention of “Satan” is sure to elicit pearl-clutching from the religious right. But the Satanic Temple, a purely secular and non-theistic organization, has been using the dogmatic baggage of that word to its advantage since 2012.

This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with the Temple’s co-founder Lucien Greaves about the origins of the Satanic Temple as a way to keep church and state separated, its journey to becoming an officially recognized religion, and the secular people who find community among its ranks, both online and IRL.

Listen to episode 173 of #2G1P here:

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*First Published: May 17, 2021, 9:19 am CDT