A Pennsylvania satanic organization has convinced Delaware County school district that its dress code was discriminatory against the religious group, ABC 6 reported.
Joseph Rose, the Satanic Delco founder, said that fellow worshippers who had children in Rose Tree Media School District were alerted to him about language in the dress code, which bans clothing and other items. “satanic in nature,” ABC 6 reported.
“The idea that a public school would allow religious expression in school, but choose to single out and prohibit the expression of one specific religion obviously seemed like a problem for us,”Rose spoke to the outlet.
Rose explained that Rose spent a month communicating with the district via email and phone to change the dress code as well as the language. “satanic in nature,”The New York Post reported.
He recently succeeded and the school announced, “Although we have had no complaints or concerns brought forward by any student, parent, or resident we will remove this language from our current dress code information in the student handbook.”
Rose said he will take his cause to other schools that have similar treatment or jargon, the Toronto Sun reported.
Satanic Delco says they do not worship the devil but embrace the name Satan, the Toronto Sun reported.
“We don’t promote the belief in a personal Satan. To embrace the title Satan is to practice rational inquiry without resorting to supernaturalism and archaic, tradition-based superstitions. Satanists need to actively practice critical thinking and reasonable agnosticism. Our beliefs must be malleable to the best current scientific understandings of the material world — never the reverse,” a statement on their WebsiteSays.