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After-school Satanic clubs may be coming to elementary schools across US, including Utah

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 17:01:24-04

After-school Satanic clubs could be coming to elementary schools across the country, including Utah.

A group called the Satanic Temple is trying to open its after-school Satan club in public schools across the nation, in a fight over freedom of speech.

According to afterschoolsatan.com, the Granite School District’s Vista Elementary School in Taylorsville is on the list.

The group’s leaders say Christian Evangelical groups have infiltrated schools after a 2001 Supreme Court ruling.

The proposed after-school clubs would emphasize the development of reasoning and social skills.

Students would need a parent’s permission to attend.

The “Educatin’ with Satan” will focus on the concepts of “critical reasoning, independent-thinking, fun and free thought,” according to the group’s website.

Below is the Granite School District’s response:

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