The Satanic Temple is dedicating the “largest satanic rally in history” to Democratic Boston Mayor Michelle Wu because the group is not allowed to perform satanic chants at Boston City Hall.
SatanCon 2023 will be held April 28-30 in downtown Boston, and registered guests must wear a mask and show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. according to the organization.
“Participants must wear an N-95, KN-95 or disposable surgical mask,” the temple said on its website. “Gaiters, bandanas and cloth masks are not permitted.”
The theme of the Satanic Temple’s 10th anniversary gathering is “Hexennacht in Boston,” German for “Witches Night,” which celebrates the ancient pagan May Eve holiday. The night was later changed to Walpurgisnacht in memory of Walpurga, the Christian saint who spread the gospel and cast demons out of the sick in Germany.
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SatanCon includes discussion panels, entertainment, satanic rituals, a satanic wedding chapel, and a “satanic bazaar.”
The Satanic Temple said it dedicated the event to Woo “for his unconstitutional efforts to keep TST out of Boston’s public spaces.” Group filed a lawsuit against the city after numerous requests to recite the satanic invocation before the 2021 city council meeting were denied.
The group also requested a flag be raised at Boston City Hall to mark Satan Appreciation Week in July 2021, but the city announced In October 2021, it said it would not accept applications to fly flags on the building.
In a similar move, the Satanic Temple dedicated its 2022 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona to former Republican Mayor Jim Lane and former Republican Councilwoman Susan Clapp, who also rejected a request to invoke Satan at a city council meeting.
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The TST rejects belief in a personal devil, stating that its mission is “to encourage benevolence and sympathy among all men, to reject tyrannical authority, to promote practical common sense and justice, and to be directed by human conscience to noble ends.” ‘vo does.
The Satanic Temple received national attention in December’s firestorm in Chesapeake, Virginia, when the organization applied to start an after-school Satanic club for local children. BM Williams Elementary School.
Many parents involved in the controversy believe the temple has been targeting schools sponsored by the Good News Clubs, a Christian after-school group, since it launched the club campaign in 2016, before school boards were forced to close the after-school program. clubs in general.