Seizing on the opportunity provided by schools that allow the Gideons to distribute Bibles, atheists and satanists have already demanded, and received, access to those schools to hand out their own books. Now bizarre UFO cult the Raelians want in on some of that action too.
Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), today expressed his support for the decision of the Satanic Temple to offer Satanic literature in the Orange County, Florida, School District, according to a statement released today by the IRM.
The position of the IRM is that if Bibles are offered in schools, other spiritual literature must have the very same opportunity.
“Religious freedom is either for everybody or it doesn’t exist,” Rael declared in his statement.
He urged Raelians to take Raelian books to the Orange County schools.
“We want to offer students diversity and a more peaceful literature than that of the Bible,” said Raelian Guide Ricky Roehr, who heads the IRM’s North American branch.
But guess who put forth that argument? Jay Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice, Pat Robertson’s answer to the ACLU. They made that argument to gain access to public facilities for Christian groups, but now it’s being used to demand equal access with Christian groups who have, until recently, been given exclusive access to many public schools.