Citing a Facebook announcement, Fox News was among the first news outlets to report The Satanic Temple is planning to welcome students at B.M. Williams Primary School to its first meeting on Dec. 15.
Responding to the controversy, Christian apologist Frank Turek told the “Today’s Issues” program he suspects the group is depending on public uproar to force the school to cancel all student clubs. That action, he says, would include Christian-based clubs at the school, too.
“It seems this group wants to get parents so riled up that the schools just decide, that's it, no more clubs for anyone,” Turek told the AFR program.
As far as indoctrinating children, Turek says he does not dismiss the group as innocent but suspects that influencing children is not the main goal. After all, he told the radio program, parents are unlikely to send their children. So why go through this trouble?
“They just want to get the Christian groups off the campus,” he says, “and they think that is the way they can do it…”