The IRS gave fast-track status to the nonprofit application of the group behind a Tacoma, Washington-based After School Satan Club, approving its application in a stunning 10 days, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
The After School Satan Club in Tacoma was proposed in mid-October 2016 by The Satanic Temple of Seattle. The group behind it is called Reason Alliance, and it applied for tax-exempt status two years earlier, on October 21, 2014, receiving approval on October 31, 2014.
On Halloween, no less.
Does anybody even recall the IRS scandal of the Obama years, one of the many scandals the media dubbed “phony”?
The IRS scandal, which really got its start in 2009, shortly after President Obama took office, involve revelations that the IRS was actively engaged in discriminating against Tea Party and other conservative groups, blocking their applications for tax-exempt nonprofit status for years.
The IRS even went so far as to put out a BOLO — Be On the Look Out for — list telling its agents to flag nonprofit applications from groups with words like patriot, Tea Party and other conservative-sounding terms in their names. The agency itself admitted doing so.
One of the most notable methods for delaying the applications was to bombard applicants with reams of paperwork asking for answers to intrusive questions that often invaded the privacy of groups’ members, including questions about religious beliefs and prayers. So from a political witch hunt, the IRS scandal quickly morphed into a virtual purge against groups of Christians, Jews and other religious conservatives.
The entire business was clearly intended to prevent conservative and religious groups from effectively participating in elections, particularly the 2012 presidential election that gave Obama his second term.
Meanwhile, liberal groups’ applications sailed through.
To anyone with eyes, the IRS scandal is just a part of the Obama Administration’s larger pattern of discriminating against and undermining conservatives and their religious institutions.
The documents regarding the lightning-speed approval of the Satanist group show the flip side of the Obama Administration’s disdain for conservative Judeo-Christianity. Satanism has thrived in recent years (and received more media coverage). Even Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, was revealed in leaked emails to have received invitations from family friends to Satanic “spirit cooking” dinners.
(The Democrats and their friendly media all deny that “spirit cooking” is Satanism. The person who organized the event, which Podesta apparently did not attend in this case, is artist Maria Abramovic, pictured at left. Googling her will turn up images of her naked and bloody, dressed in black with a raven on her shoulder, eating a snake, wearing a scorpion on her head, offering her breasts to museum goers and sporting an inverted crucifix. How could anyone possibly conclude Satanism is involved here?)
The other prong of the Obama Administration’s attack on biblical religion has been the growing prominence of atheism as the budding state religion, particularly at the Pentagon, courtesy of Michael Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and a class-A anti-Christian bigot with enormous influence.
Some may object to linking Satanism and atheism, but both religions organize around the same anti-Bible animating principle, and both tend to pop up in support of each other, particularly around Christmas time, when they feel a sudden, inexplicable urge to publicly display Baphomet statues and Flying Spaghetti Monster posters. The Reason Alliance, which operates in Washington as The Satanic Temple of Seattle, claims on its own website that all it does is promote “secular humanistic values.”
In the application to use the Tacoma elementary school for the Satan Club, the organizer states that the proposal targets that school specifically because it has a Christian Good News Club. Other schools where After School Satan Clubs have been proposed in Washington also seem to be selected for having Good News Clubs. One email exchange among worried school officials said, “The Satanic Temple of Seattle has stated that they plan to run an after school group at any and all schools the Good News utilizes.”
Anyone doubting that the whole Satanic mission is aimed at tearing down Christianity need only check the website of the sponsoring Satanic temple, which states that the worshipers of goat-headed demons promote “a scientific, rationalist, non-superstitious world view,” and that the Good News Club “robs children of the innocence and enjoyment of childhood, replacing them with a negative self image, preoccupation with sin, fear of Hell, and aversion to critical thinking.”
Lois Lerner and other IRS officials who did Obama’s dirty work of targeting conservatives for political ends got away without criminal charges being filed, the whole thing being shrugged off as “poor management.” You can’t help but wonder if the IRS will similarly get away with favoring Satanism over Christianity.