Oklahoma Satanist church wants permission to distribute books in elementary school

OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Less than two weeks after a third-grade teacher in Duncan, Okla., distributed Gideon Bibles to her students, the Church of Ahriman, a Satanist church in Oklahoma City, has asked permission to distribute Satanist literature at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.

Adam Daniels, the church’s leader, said he wanted to give students a copy of “Ahrimani Enlightenment,” a primer and workbook normally given to new members of the church.

In a letter to the Duncan school district, some 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, Daniels assured administrators that his book is “no where (sic) near as graphic as the Christian Bible.”

Daniels said he has yet to hear back, but he believes equal access laws mean that his church has the right to distribute literature if other religious organizations are permitted to do so.

  • tom_billesley

    Religious literature, or literature about anything that isn’t part of the curriculum, should not be distributed to schoolkids. It should be made available for collection by parents (if they so wish).

    • I wonder if they’ll succeed.

      • Observer

        Only islamic or communist propaganda is considered acceptable these days.

      • Frau Katze

        They’ll likely get rid of them somehow. It’s not like they’re Muslims with CAIR behind them.

  • roccolore

    Of course, the Bible is forbidden.

  • Brett_McS

    Yeh, Satanism, that bad-ass religion, so eeeeevil and shocking and “out there”!

    Now taught in Primary Schools.

    Image problem? They need a better marketing department.

  • Kathy Nelson

    What goes around comes around. Religion, of any kind, should not be taught, or practiced, in public schools.

  • Blacksmith

    I think they are too late, I have heard that the Koran is already quoted in grade schools……

  • William Guillaume

    Its not really necessary to distribute devil worship materials as they already have anti-racism, pink shirt days, pro-marxist, affirmative action and the like.

  • Nan

    My guess is that the parents will have something to say about the literature.