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Satanists Stole Holy Wafer for Black Mass: Archbishop

His lawsuit asks judge to halt Satanic ritual in Oklahoma City

(Newser) - A Satanist group has stolen a holy wafer from a Catholic church to use in an upcoming "black Mass," or so alleges a lawsuit filed yesterday by the Oklahoma City Catholic archbishop. Paul S. Coakley asked an Oklahoma County district court judge "to halt the desecration" of... More »

Uproar Over Harvard Group's Satanic 'Black Mass'

University president issues statement, attends Catholic holy hour

(Newser) - A student group at Harvard had a devil of a time holding a planned Satanic "black mass" yesterday. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, in tandem with the NY-based Satanic Temple, had originally scheduled the event—a parody of the Catholic Mass—to take place at 8pm on campus.... More »

Starbucks: Sorry About '666' in Coffee Foam

Barista also drew what may have been a pentagram

(Newser) - It's nice when your creative Starbucks barista draws something in your coffee foam ... unless, of course, that "something" is a pair of Satanic symbols. Megan Pinion, a Louisiana schoolteacher, was scandalized Sunday when she saw the two coffee drinks she had bought at a Mall of Louisiana Starbucks:... More »

Satanists Seek Monument at Oklahoma Statehouse

Ten Commandments project inspired them to apply

(Newser) - Republicans trying to bring church and state closer together in Oklahoma have opened the door to an unlikely group: Satanists. To recap, a Ten Commandments monument was installed at the Capitol Grounds last year with funding from the GOP-controlled legislature, despite outcry from legal experts who called it unconstitutional. The... More »

Rick Scott Unwittingly Becomes Satanist Hero

Satanists like his support for 'inspirational messages' in school

(Newser) - When Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved a Senate bill allowing students to read inspirational messages at school assemblies and sports events, he probably wasn't expecting to get the Satanists on his side. But that's exactly what happened, as the Satanic Temple is championing the bill as a "... More »

Theft of 'Vote Satan' Sign a Hate Crime, Couple Says

Police, neighbors think it's not such a big deal

(Newser) - Sometimes being a Satanist can be a hell of a burden. That's what Luigi and Angie Bellaviste have discovered after someone stole their "Vote Satan" sign from their Colorado front porch—an act they'd like to be considered a hate crime. But police aren't biting, reports... More »

Witches Furious With O'Donnell

Don't count on the Wiccan vote in Delaware, Christine

(Newser) - Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell apparently didn't realize she was risking votes when she denounced her witchcraft-dabbling past as a brief fling with "questionable" people. Now witches are furious. "She is defaming Wiccans," High Priestess Selena Fox told the Huffington Post . "America needs to be a place... More »

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