The Internal Revenue Service under the Obama administration was used as a weapon against Tea Party and conservative groups, denying them tax exemptions and burying them in miles of bureaucratic red tape lasting years for those who finally were approved. But according to Judicial Watch, an “After School Satan Club” was fast-tracked to nonprofit status in just 10 days.
The atheist group Reason Alliance out of Somerville, Massachusetts, sent in its application on October 21, 2014 and was approved on Halloween Day. This is the same organization TruthRevolt reported was successful in getting its Satan club started at an elementary school in Tacoma, Washington, the same state where it runs the local Satanic Temple. The group fought for the after school Satan club to counterbalance a Christian club called The Good News Club.
From the JW report:
[Reason Alliance’s] director, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club, the records show. In its application the club states that its purpose is “character development” and that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s “Executive Ministry.” Children ages 5-12 will develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents. The club logo is a pencil with devil’s horns…
The parent permission forms ask for the name of the child’s church and pastor, the records show. They also reveal that Starr, the Seattle Satanic Temple director, told Tacoma School District Superintendent Carla Santorno that the clubs are led by “caring Satanists” and each child receives a membership card.
The vice president of the Manhattan Republican Party, Brian Morgenstern, told Fox News, “The fact that a satanic cult got [its application] granted in a week when it took conservative groups seven years to get approved should be pretty illustrative of a deeper problem here.”
But as is noted in JW’s report, two weeks after the club was launched at the school, no one had signed up for it.
“The fact remains however, that the IRS fast-tracked a deranged Satanic cult to operate as a nonprofit in taxpayer-funded elementary schools,” the report concludes.
Only in Obama’s America.