Group Demands Ducey Drop Easter Message, Celebrates IRS Recognition Of Satanic Temple

At the same time the Secular Coalition for Arizona is demanding that Governor Doug Ducey remove an Easter Facebook post that celebrated his Christian faith, the group is touting the Satanic Temple’s official recognition from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt church.


The Secular Coalition’s attorney and board member, Dianne Post, demanded that Ducey recognize all religions if he wants to send a religious message.

“If you are going to recognize Christians, you have to recognize Wiccans and the Satanic Temple too. Under the Arizona Constitution, you cannot treat the non-religious differently, so you’ll have to recognize them as well, I suppose on Darwin Day? The best course for government is to stay out of it completely and leave it to the personal realm,” wrote Post. “Elected officials should not use their government position and government property to promote their religious views.”

The group requested a written response from the Governor’s office. Instead Ducey tweeted his response:

Lucien Greaves, co-founder The Satanic Temple, issued a statement explaining why the group sought out tax-exempt status:

In light of theocratic assaults upon the Separation of Church and State in the legislative effort to establish a codified place of privilege for one religious viewpoint, we feel that accepting religious tax exemption — rather than renouncing in protest — can help us to better assert our claims to equal access and exemption while laying to rest any suspicion that we don’t meet the qualifications of a true religious organization. Satanism is here to stay.

While the secularist want Satanism to stay, the group seems intent in making Christianity go away.

7 Comments

  1. Here and now I claim Satan Exempt status, get thee behind me. Quite reassuring to know Governor Ducey stands upon The Rock. Luc-i wahtever can go wax down his Quija bpard

  2. Gòod For Gov Ducey its about time someone gets a backbone and fights back This evil ..You dont have to give into it !
    We can fight against it. This is whats eating away at American core values and everything we stand for. This is the slime This is the gutter of souls

    This folks is whats eating away at us They turn things around to hurt us .. Rebuke this evil

  3. He is correct when he says Satan is here to stay. Satan is one of God’s creatures and exists for God’s purposes.

  4. Please get over it, there is NO requirement for the ‘Separation of church and state IN the constitution’. please provide the section it in if it is. You do not have a religion, therefore you do not have a leg to stand on in this ‘demand’. Why do all this fringe groups think people even care about their beliefs, they demand that MAJORITY rule except now. Must be another democrap fringe group?

  5. What’s the problem? Satanism is already publicly recognised and celebrated yearly every April first.

    The Oracle

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