The Temple’s Acceptance of GLBTQI Folk
GLBTQI? For those unfamiliar with queer lingo, this litany of letters stands for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersexed. The International Temple of Satan gladly welcomes all true devotees of Satan to enter into the Temple membership and to expand our ever-increasing forces of Satan-consciousness around the world. Why is the Temple accepting of GLBTQI folk? On what theological foundation does this acceptance rest?
Most other religions turn a blind eye, or even worse, outright discriminate against those who identify as GLBTQI. Theistic Satanism, on the other hand, is based on the worship of deity who not only accepts physical pleasure as an ingredient of worship and attaining godhood, but actually encourages it. In contrast to the prudish prohibitions of Yahweh and his forces (designed to keep humanity in bondage – not the fun kind), our Lord Satan is the advocate of our libertarian freedom – in the mind, in the spirit, and in the flesh. It is because of Who we worship that we accept GLBTQI folk into the fold. He is the advocate of freedom, and so are we.
The point is this: if you love Satan, you’re welcome here. Hail Satan!