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Footnotes: The Satanic Temple in the courts

Doug Misicko and Cevin Soling on the record in court depositions and testimony The following are the available court depositions of Doug Misicko (a.k.a. “Doug Mesner”, “Lucien Greaves”) and Cevin Soling (“Calvin Soling”, “Malcolm Jarry”) in matters concerning “The Satanic Temple”, which alternatively means the for-profit United Federation of Churches, LLC, dba The Satanic Temple; […]

July 5, 2022

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Footnotes: “The Satanic Housewife” videos and legal threat by The Satanic Temple

A former member of The Satanic Temple made TikTok videos critical of the Temple and myths of its abortion-access loophole. Then, TST threatened to sue her.

June 20, 2022

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What the hell is “The Satanic Temple”? — Ep. 5: The Satanic Temple (Inc.)

The Satanic Temple has described itself in a variety of ways over the years, some of them contradictory. However, since 2019, it would be fair to say that the Temple most commonly has described itself as a “famous IRS-recognized atheistic religious organization“, and this is how TST wants people to think of them. What they’re […]

May 12, 2022

Logo for The Satanic Temple with a bag that has a dollar sign replacing the "s" in "TST". On either side are government documents about it

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The Satanic Temple cannot help you get an abortion, and it does not deserve your support

[Printable zine] When members of The Satanic Temple see criticism of them and their failed efforts in the name of abortion rights, they often say, “Well, at least they’re doing something.” Yes, what they’re doing is actively making things worse and making money off of it. “The Satanic Temple is not going to save you.” […]

May 6, 2022

Abortion, The Satanic Temple

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This invoice reveals the inner workings of The Satanic Temple’s finances

Two-thirds of donation money for Satanic veterans’ memorial in Belle Plaine remains largely unaccounted for, federal court documents reveal “If you gave $1,000 to The Satanic Temple, how would you know where it ended up?” As we’ve talked about before, that is a much more complicated question than most people realize, but we recently got […]

April 6, 2022

Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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Anatomy of a News Cycle: From local paper to Fox News segment

TST takes advantage of structural biases of journalists and anti-partisanship in social media to get a reaction without having to do anything more

January 21, 2022

Fox news screenshot with Franklin Graham talking. Chryon: Satanic Temple installs “Baby Baphomet” display next to nativity scene in Illinois state capitol

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Playing “a shell game”: Arkansas claims it needs federal court’s help to get to deepest circle of Satanic org’s finances

ACLU and state agree it’s time to get on with long-delayed 10 Commandments case that TST pushed itself into.

December 3, 2021

Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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Devil’s Advocate: TST sides with Church Militant

The Satanic Temple chooses to support anti-gay, ultra-conservative Catholic group in court battle

November 16, 2021

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Footnotes to Newsweek’s “Orgies, Harassment, Fraud: Satanic Temple Rocked by Accusations, Lawsuit”

Last week, reporter Julia Duin filed her story that involved interviewing us about being sued by The Satanic Temple in federal court and some of the other complaints from previous members about TST’s pattern of behavior.

November 4, 2021

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What the hell is “The Satanic Temple”? — Ep. 3: United Federation of Churches LLC

More than a year passes between TST’s first public event in Florida and for-profit company United Federation of Churches LLC incorporating in Massachusetts in February 2014, so figuring out when “The Satanic Temple” came to exist as it’s understood today is a bit tricky, partially overlapping with the Spectacle Films-project era but evidently preceding even that.

November 2, 2021

Gay couple kissing over the grave of Catherine Johnston with Doug Misicko in horned helmet as Lucien Greaves officiating in what was called a “pink mass”

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