“It’s important that children be given an opportunity to realize that the evangelical materials now creeping into their schools are representative of but one religious opinion amongst many. While the Good News Clubs focus on indoctrination, instilling them with a fear of Hell and God’s wrath, After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us. We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors.”
I have seen articles in the past few days about this club. So I decided I would research what the club was about. This was the first thing on their page. I find many things wrong with this statement. Yes the evangelical materials they are referring to are from one of many religions; However, I believe that Christianity is the only true religion. No one enters into heaven except through Jesus Christ.
The group is also upset about children learning about Hell and God’s wrath. The club is ran by the Satanic Temple. The group represents Satanists. These people will endure the wrath of God and experience Hell unless they repent and turn to God. I would rather fear Hell and God’s wrath while on earth than to endure it forever.
As a Christian I do not condone these types of “religious” organizations. My children would never be allowed to participate in these types of clubs either. I do not want them in the schools but I do not know if they can be stopped. In a Supreme Court ruling in 2001 it was determined that a school district violated a religious group’s constitutional right.
“When Milford denied the Good News Club access to the school’s limited public forum on the ground that the Club was religious in nature, it discriminated against the Club because of its religious viewpoint in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. Because Milford has not raised a valid Establishment Clause claim, we do not address the question whether such a claim could ex- cuse Milford’s viewpoint discrimination.”
We as Christians advocate for religious liberty. Christians are not the only group offered religious liberty. The right is given to all. If we take away religious liberty of one we are going to be in danger of losing our religious liberty.
This is a religious battle. We as Christians must seek God in this matter. God tells us that the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. We as Christians have to take the Great Commandment seriously and make disciples of all nations. The church has to be intentional about spreading the gospel. We must pray for the lost. We must pray for revival.