Readers React: Satanic Temple members advocate for humans, not the devil

Tati Gabrielle in the Netflix show "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina."
Tati Gabrielle in the Netflix show “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
(Diyah Pera / Netflix)

To the editor: Your print headline, “Netflix is sued by devil’s advocates,” severely distorts the meaning and purpose of the Satanic Temple. I am a supporting member.

It is an important and serious organization involved in many critical issues, particularly the 1st Amendment’s separation of church and state. As many governmental organizations attempt to impose symbols of Christianity in public spaces — for instance, the Ten Commandments in a park or meetings invoking Jesus Christ — the Satanic Temple uses Satan as satire to prod, push and legally compel the government not to use Christianity as the country’s de facto religion and give equal standing to those who are Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Hindu or atheist.

Use of an icon that was developed and is used by our organization by Netflix seriously distorts its meaning in relation to our humanistic and constitutional goals.

David Rosenstein, Santa Monica


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