The Satanic Temple, co-founded by Malcolm Jarry (NYC) and Lucien Greaves (Boston), was officially registered as a religious organization in February 2014 with the State of Massachusetts as United Federation of Churches, LLC d/b/a The Satanic Temple.
Since that time, The Satanic Temple has opened chapters in 3 countries and 21 states with at least 30 domestic chapters most of which have sprung up in the last year. Members change their names when they join. By way of example, Lucien Greaves has several aliases
Proclaiming they do not believe in any gods, including Satan, who they acknowledge as a symbol of rebellion.
At the same time, they follow the Sabbat Cycles, conduct Black Masses and other rituals praising Satan, and engage in carnal activities as an acknowledgement of the carnal nature of man.
Symbolology used in their organization includes pentagrams, statues of serpents and Baphomet.
I began researching this oeganization when they successfully shut down a 65-year tradition of invocation at the City of Phoenix Council meetings.
The organization has challenged other city/state governments/schools. Their activism and expansion is so broad that I decided to create a Facebook page. New posts are added almost daily.
The Facebook page dispenses with personal opinion/dissertation. It is a repository of articles, interviews, videis, chapter information and includes supporting links to the information.
The Facebook page can be found at [www.facebook.com