For three decades Reconstructionism was easily the most influential Dominionist brand of Christianity active in the U.S. It is directly responsible for the religious homeschool movement which other Christian groups have picked up on. The rise of the Christian Right as we know it today in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s is directly attributable to Reconstructionist theological and political influence. Read more

The Satanic Temple has filed to intervene in the ACLU and FFRF lawsuit against the State of Arkansas over the state’s 10 commandments monument on capitol grounds. Read more

Ahead of the administration’s announcement of a supreme court nominee we reflect on the SOPA/PIPA protests of 2012, another recent situation that required grass-roots activism to protect freedoms under threat by moneyed interests. Read more

For Infernal Use Only revisits Steve Barry’s 2011 Dominionism Series from the Left Hemispheres blog as a commentary on current religious influences in politics, with added contemporary commentary. Read more

The Classics Act sitting in Congress threatens to extend protections to such a ridiculous exaggeration it in fact infringes on the first amendment rights of citizens. Read more

A review of Silvia Federici’s ‘Caliban and the Witch’ and discussion of the implications of its perspective on subjects of bodily autonomy, abortion, and sex work. Read more

There can be no dialog on beliefs and the effects of those beliefs without the conceit that all ideas, provided they do not threaten or seek to impinge on the right of others to do the same, must be expressed if they are to be grappled with. Read more

Satanism is a minority religion, and many of The Satanic Temple’s campaigns have broad ramifications for Civil Rights in general. We would do well to understand the history of Civil Rights and the role that Freedom of Expression contributed to its cause. Read more

At a recent event at The Satanic Temple’s (TST) Headquarters in Salem, member Karl Kasarda from the Arizona chapter gave a great talk on the history of Absinthe and the 100 year moral panic surrounding the infamous drink. Read more

A review of Sarah Ponto Rivera’s recent Grey Faction presentation at The Satanic Temple Headquarters in Salem, MA and my associated review of Ross E. Cheit’s ‘The Witch-Hunt Narrative’. Read more

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