A school district in Washington is the second in the nation to approve the controversial After School Satan Club and it will begin its program starting in December.
The After School Satan Club will hold its first meeting at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, just days before students leave for Christmas break.
Club organizers said the December 14th meeting will be an open house for parents, students, teachers, and staff, reported Q13 Fox.
Lucien Greaves, spokesman, and co-founder of The Satanic Temple said the club was started in response to Good News Clubs that were present in a number of schools across the country.
"The Good News Clubs create a real necessity for the After School Satan Clubs and, in the future, we hope school districts will devise new standards of conduct for after school clubs — such as no proselytizing, no coerced conversion-based curriculums — that put an end to the Good News Clubs and render the After School Satan Club unnecessary," he told the Christian Post.
"A lot of parents have been deeply upset for some time that the Good News Clubs are in their schools, and we're hearing a lot of support from that population now," Greaves added.
"[The] the curriculum teaches children logic, self-empowerment, and reasoning and they don't worship a deity," Satanic Temple of Seattle spokesman Tarkus Claypool said.
Point Defiance is not the only school with an After School Satan Club in. Earlier this week, The Oregonian reported a chapter held its first meeting in Sacramento Elementary School in Portland.
Members of the Catholic group, "America Needs Fatima," a branch of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, traveled to Portland to protest the club.