Satanic Temple Uses RFRA in Suit Against the State Of Missouri

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Published on: May 14, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of unbelievers using our tactics against us.  Once again, we have the Satanic Temple using the protection of religion to fight laws they do not like.  This time, it is in Missouri.  Recently, Missouri passed a law that requires a woman to wait 72 hours before she can have an abortion and to undergo an ultrasound.  Knowing that this has caused many women to back out of having an abortion, the death-loving Satanic Temple is suing the state.

Christian News reports:

The New York-based Satanic Temple announced last summer that it was using the Supreme Court decision in favor of the popular craft chain Hobby Lobby to ‘bolster’ an initiative to seek an exemption from pro-life laws that its members claim to violate their religious beliefs.

This is clearly a tactic, not for the rights of women, but to rush children to their deaths.  This organization is no more a religion than the He-man Woman Haters Club was, but they seek to be granted an exemption from this law.

Christian News continues:

The Satanic Temple then crafted a letter for abortion-minded women to present at abortion facilities in search of exemptions and waivers from applicable abortion laws.

This letter was simply used to set up a situation that would allow for this lawsuit.  It was the means to be granted a hearing.  And though the rights of no one have been infringed by this law, they seek to have it deemed unconstitutional.  The reason is plain.  The letter read:

“As an adherent to the principles of the Satanic Temple, my sincerely held religious beliefs are: My body is inviolable and subject to my will alone. … My inviolable body includes any fetal or embryonic tissue I carry so long as that tissue is unable to survive outside my body as an independent human being,”

Now, to say that this equals religious belief is ridiculous.  A woman is still able to obtain an abortion in Missouri.  This is simply a means to get to court in the hopes of getting the right judge.  This would allow the opportunity to strike the law down.

And Christian News reports that they have set this plan in motion:

According to reports, a Missouri woman who is being identified only under the pseudonym “Mary” went to a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis to obtain an abortion. As employees advised that she must wait 72 hours to have the procedure and must obtain an ultrasound, she then presented them with the letter from the Satanic Temple.

“I personally would have liked to have the procedure done as soon as possible,” “Mary,” who is stated to be 12 weeks pregnant, told reporters. “But with all the difficulties, how hard it is do this, it’s been put off for several weeks. If you’re right on the edge of the state you’ve got to go 500 miles just to get to St. Louis, and you have to make arrangements.”

Shortly afterward, she and the Satanic Temple then decided to file suit against the state of Missouri to seek an exemption. The organization is arguing the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was also cited in the Hobby Lobby decision.

This type of thing is becoming the norm.  It will only continue to get worse until and unless we as Christians finally stand.  As we have seen before, without the Law of God as a guide, we are prone to be subject to anything.

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