Matt Shea prays with protesters as Satanists conduct a ritual on the Capitol steps

By Cameron Sheppard   |   WNPA News Service

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Angel, who goes by one name and is the ritual guild leader for the Satanic Temple of Washington State, leads the procession up the capitol steps as part of their ritual.- Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service.

Congregants from the Seattle-based Satanic Temple of Washington drew a crowd of prayerful onlookers Friday as they hoisted their pentagram and conducted a satanic ritual at the state Capitol Friday, March 6.

Satanic Temple of Washington
Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, prays with members of the Christian Crusaders motorcycle ministry as Satanists conduct their ritual on the capitol steps.- Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service.

Christian groups and followers caught wind of the Satanist celebrants and showed up to sing and pray in the name of Jesus.

Some younger Christians held a sign that read “Satan has no rights.”

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Satanic ritual marchers are met by Christian protest and prayer.- Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service.

Satanic Temple affiliates, such as Justin Harvey-John Ashby, said their event was about promoting religious plurality. He said he believes satanic beliefs have been misunderstood and viewed as “grossly perverse,” and that their primary values are empathy, reason, bodily autonomy and justice.

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  • March 9, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    The Seven Tenets:
    I
    One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
    II
    The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    III
    One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    IV
    The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.
    V
    Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.
    VI
    People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
    VII
    Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

    However you choose to think of us, these are our guiding principles. Not made in evil intent. We wish no ill will to anyone.

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