The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country, is now offering its Midshipmen students, who are interested, a “study group” based on the teachings of The Satanic Temple.
“A group of Midshipmen with beliefs aligned with those practiced by The Satanic Temple … requested a space where they could assemble to discuss and share their common beliefs,” said academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas in a statement, as reported by the Military Times.
The Academy has provided a room for that purpose, reported the Associated Press on Oct. 31.
The Satanic Temple is an IRS-recognized, tax-exempt church. It engages in religious and political activities, most of which reflect a left-wing ideology and individual centered self-worship.
As the Temple’s “tenets” state, “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
In 2015, The Satanic Temple unveiled a large statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed, demonic looking figure with hooves for feet, whose image has been used in occult practices. Two children, a boy and a girl, stand on either side of the creature’s legs.
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