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Satanists Claim Immunity on Fetal Remains Ruling, Cite Own Sick Religious Beliefs

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The Satanic Temple is jumping into the political fray once again.

On Wednesday, the group issued a devilish response to a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The ruling upholds an Indiana law that requires the honoring of fetal remains through a proper burial or cremation.

In a statement, The Satanic Temple stated its members should be completely immune from the ruling and will fight it in court if need be.

The international religious organization said in a statement that “one of The Satanic Temple’s fundamental tenets is the inviolability of one’s body.” It argued that it would be “profoundly hypocritical for any Church that advocates for religious rights not to support our claim.”

“State impositions of ceremonial requirements dictating its disposal, barring any plausible medical or sanitary concerns, is a violation of TST’s Free Exercise allowing Satanists to contextualize the termination of a pregnancy on their own terms, with deference to their own religious beliefs,” the group added.

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The organization — which claims not to worship or believe in the Satan of the Christian Bible — has long been an advocate for the separation of church and state.

“To be clear, members of The Satanic Temple will not be made to pay for these punitive, superfluous, and insulting burials,” Lucien Greaves, spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, told the Arkansas news outlet. “We claim exemption on religious liberty grounds, and we will almost certainly prevail in the courts if we are forced to fight.”

Ultimately, this is another battle in the war against pro-life legislation.

This specific fight by The Satanic Temple is working to undo a law on the books that makes getting an abortion difficult, as the law protecting fetal remains hinders clinics — such as Planned Parenthood — from simply disposing of the aborted remains.

However, what’s truly stunning is the large number of individuals who are quite proud of the group’s challenge to the Supreme Court ruling.

“There is no reason that aborted zygotes/fetuses should be required to be disposed of any differently than any other medical waste. TST is correct on this,” one commenter wrote.

Another simply said, “Looks like only satan can save us from evil.”

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The divide between those who are pro-life and pro-choice is growing every day — and it’s getting more intense and divisive than ever before.

The secular progressives will work to do anything they possibly can, even if that means siding with Satanists, to ensure women can abort a pregnancy at any point in time.

It’s only going to get worse from here, folks.

The fight to protect life must never give even an inch or the floodgates will open — and we don’t want to find out what that will entail.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
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