(Jim Dennison) I cannot imagine writing on two more dissimilar stories in today’s news. The Satanic Temple (TST) is a movement that began in 2013. The group now has 17 chapters in the U.S. and Europe and claims an estimated 100,000 members. Its members have created satanic coloring books for distribution in Florida and Colorado schools, offered prayers to Satan at a Seattle high school football game and demanded that a satanic statue be erected next to a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
TST has been in the news lately due to its efforts to inspire a “satanic revolution.” The group has been holding rallies—the most recent was in Austin, Texas—to further its cause.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth turned 90 last week. She is the longest reigning monarch in England’s long history. She had a conference with President Obama the day after her birthday and has met 12 American presidents. The queen has watched her country change in dramatic ways. Yet she remains an amazing force for good in the U.K. and beyond. FULL REPORT