• July 21, 2024

Yet ANOTHER Lib School Allowing Students To Form A Satan Club That…

An upcoming Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has produced children’s books on the occult and tried to introduce an After-School Satan Club into schools. He has also solicited money for the Satanic Temple.

In the upcoming Virginia state legislative elections, Jeremy D. Rodden, a Democrat, is running for the 90th District, which includes the city of Chesapeake.

On his campaign Facebook page in November 2022, Rodden said, “Hey kids! Let’s have fun at After School Satan Club!”

The flier said it was sponsored by the Satanic Temple and would take place at the B.M. Williams Primary School in Chesapeake.

Rodden wrote, “I can’t wait to sign up my second grader for this after school club! Fellow BM Williams parents, let me know if you plan on signing up your kiddos and if you need any help with carpooling/transportation. Note for those who don’t know: this club does not practice any religious indoctrination whatsoever, unlike some of the other clubs offered at this school and at schools throughout Chesapeake Public Schools.”

A shooter killed seven people in a Walmart just five minutes away from the school in December, and he blamed Satan in a manifesto for his actions. Because it was “divisive” and the town required healing after the massacre, even the group’s initial sponsor eventually left. However, Rodden embraced the movement and became its de facto spokesman by frequently labeling Christians as terrorists.

“I have been credited as being responsible for bringing the After School Satan Club to BM Williams here in Chesapeake. I am not. However, I do know those who are,” he wrote on Facebook.

“The local sponsor of the club has asked me to pass along the following message on their behalf: … ‘Following the tragic mass shooting at the Walmart off of Battlefield, I am removing my name from the lease agreement for the After School Satan Club,’” he wrote.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper chronicled public sentiment, saying, “Outrage grows over After School Satan Club.”

Rodden used the opportunity to blast Christians, saying, “I know religious leaders molesting children is boring due to its frequency, but maybe we should be concerned about the actual harm being done to children than the harm not being done to children at all by the ASSC,” referring to the After School Satan Club.

In February 2023, he published a news item claiming that the school and a Satan Club volunteer had been the target of a bomb threat.

Rodden wrote that it had “everything to do with Christian terrorism,” and asked people to donate to the Satanic Template and “tell them the Christian Nationalist terrorists of Chesapeake sent you.”

The “Judeo-Christian” invocations at school board meetings bothered him, and he advocated for a “Satanist invocation” instead.

Rodden has implied that Satan Club was formed in retaliation for a school’s accommodating a “Good News” Christian club to meet on campus. Some students have utilized them as part of a calculated strategy to show that violence and the distribution of weapons are unacceptable in a public school setting.

However, far from using “Satan” as an ironic example, Rodden has a deep fixation on the demonic.

Instead of seeking public office, Rodden writes tales with “demonic” themes aimed at youngsters.

Books he has authored or contributed to include Demonic Carnival: First Ticket’s Free,” “Demonic Household,” “UnCommon Evil: A Collection of Nightmares, Demonic Creatures, and UnImaginable Horrors,” and “Demonic Wildlife.”

Rodden’s statements on social media show that he has a strong antipathy for Christians and not only a desire to protect the rights of people of different faiths or those who profess no faith at all.

“#FreedomOfReligion is #FreedomFromReligion,” he wrote. He did not return a request for comment.

In Virginia’s 90th District, which is now represented by Republican Jay Leftwich, Democrat Jennifer Rodden is running to serve all residents.

The Virginia Secular Democrats, prominent state lawmakers, including Senate Leader L. Louise Lucas, and the Democratic Party all back him.

This year, Democrats in Virginia have made abortion a central issue, even among candidates for school boards that have no authority on the matter. The Satanic Temple promotes itself as “the leading beacon of light in the battle for abortion access.”

Patriots Beacon