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Moreover, we’re no longer being sued by The Satanic Temple in federal court

UPDATE: AS OF FEB. 5, 2024, TST IS INDEED PURSUING THEIR STATE COURT CASE, BUT THEY HAVE DROPPED THE DEFAMATION CLAIM ENTIRELY, MAKING THEIR NEARLY FOUR-YEAR FEDERAL SLAPP CASE AGAINST US A COMPLETE LOSS

January 25, 2024

Lawsuits, Lawyers Are Expensive, The Satanic Temple

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2023 was a very bad year for The Satanic Temple in court

TST started two new lawsuits in 2023, but they lost eight existing cases and seem to have completely abandoned two others Yet again, the legal performance of The Satanic Temple was disappointing and incompetent at best, but just as likely the worse conclusion is true: it was a needless waste of much-needed resources by attention-seeking […]

December 22, 2023

Doug "Lucien Greaves" Misicko standing with open mouth saying "we suck lol" over the top part of a chart showing The Satanic Temple's legal failures as of December 2023

Abortion, Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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The Satanic Temple and Christian nationalists are on the same side

TST isn’t engaging in “successful trolling” or undermining Dominionists; they are actively fueling a culture war that benefits both reactionaries and corporate Satanists Christmas is a booming season for The Satanic Temple. Submitting winter holiday displays to counter Christian nativity scenes is a tradition for the Temple that goes all the way back to the […]

December 19, 2023

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Ninth Circuit gives Satanic Temple’s SLAPP suit mixed response

Federal appellate court affirms that failed cyberpiracy accusations were bogus but grants TST another chance to make defamation claim against four former members Jeremy Roller, attorney for the Defendants, told Law360: My clients are delighted that the Ninth Circuit affirmed Judge Jones’ dismissal of TST’s unfounded Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act claim. While we are disappointed […]

December 1, 2023

Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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Why did The Satanic Temple lose its Indiana abortion lawsuit?

TST’s failure in The Satanic Temple Inc. vs Rokita highlights how ill-equipped and deeply unserious the Temple’s owners are about confronting the Christian right, especially in a post-Dobbs world In late September 2022, TST filed two nearly identical federal lawsuits in Idaho and Indiana, once again in an ostensible attempt to establish a religious exemption […]

November 15, 2023

ourobouros with a TST logo in the middle but the head is labeled "malice" and the tail it's eating is labeled "incompetence"

Abortion, Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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Footnotes to The Atlantic’s: “A Satanic Rebellion – Social justice collides with the Satanic Temple”

In early October, The Atlantic‘s staff writer Helen Lewis finally published a story about the fallout from Doug Misicko a.k.a. “Lucien Greaves” taking a chummy photo with his friend the “anti-woke” sex pest and disgraced atheist “firebrand” David Silverman, most notable now for his anti-trans views. Unfortunately, Lewis is basically your bog-standard TERF Island journalist, […]

November 8, 2023

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Footnotes, The Satanic Temple

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What John Oliver gets wrong about The Satanic Temple and abortion rights

“Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic” is a funny name — and a distraction from what’s actually going on with TST’s New Mexico Telehealth Clinic In the most recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, he made a mention of a particular publicity stunt by a certain satanic for-profit business-cum-church. In so […]

November 7, 2023

Abortion, The Satanic Temple

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The Satanic Temple is a threat to all Satanists

The Temple admits its members have more to fear from TST than they realize Longtime followers of The Satanic Temple’s legal history will know the Temple is, by design, a far greater threat to its own members than it has ever been interested in, or capable of, posing to the Christian Right. It’s still wild […]

August 28, 2023

From The Satanic Temple’s website’s FAQ section: “I saw something disparaging about TST online” TST's activities typically receive widespread support and glowing reviews. Unfortunately, our efforts sometimes attract negative attention from evangelists, violent abusers, and those seeking to profit from criticism of us. Some of these people join TST so that they can claim to be former members. Negative comments are often outright lies and defamatory. In instances where there is libel, we often take legal action. If you come across sensational accusations, the smallest amount of research is enough to debunk false claims.

Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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Why did TST lose its federal abortion case in Texas?

Because The Satanic Temple is very bad at court cases. We’ve said it before, and we will no doubt have many occasions to say it again in the future. This article goes through the judge’s opinion in some depth to show why that judge is not a “doddering old fool”, as TST’s owner claimed in […]

July 13, 2023

Abortion, Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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In Brief: Queer Satanic answers Satanic Temple’s appeal of failed SLAPP suit

Officially: Apellees’ Answering Brief in United Federation of Churches LLC v. David Johnson et al (23-35060) Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [Brief][Supplemental Excerpts of Record] Full text below as embed and HTML TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION This case arises from a dispute between a religious organization and its former members regarding the religious […]

June 26, 2023

Lawsuits, The Satanic Temple

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