The Satanic Temple Indiana
The Indiana Congregation of The Satanic Temple was founded in January 2018 by Damien Blackmoor and and Mara Gorgo. Our current Leadership Council consists of Minister Riley Phoebus (Congregation Head), Zoey Inferni (Art & Design Coordinator), Melissa Harris (Secretary), Alli Sin (Event Coordinator), & Briar L'amant (Archivist). Our members hail from all corners of the State of Indiana, and work hard to bring positive change to their communities. The Congregation focuses on community building, charity work, and supporting the mission of The Satanic Temple.
We have facilitated several state-specific campaigns including Menstruatin' with Satan (a donation drive collecting menstrual products for local shelters), the Inverted Crossroads (a highway cleanup effort through INDOT's Adopt-a-Highway program), and Hounds of Hell (a fundraiser to supply cat and dog food to local animal shelters). We have also participated in The Satanic Temple's national campaigns including fundraising for Religious Reproductive Rights and hosting a destruction ritual for Grey Faction.
The Seven Tenets
I: One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
II: The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
III: One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
IV: The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
V: Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
VI: People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
VII: Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
The Satanic Temple Global
The Satanic Temple Indiana is just one Congregation among many throughout the United States and abroad. Please visit The Satanic Temple’s website for more information on national and international campaigns, recommended literature, Shop Satan, and more!
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will. Politically aware, civic-minded Satanists and allies in The Satanic Temple have publicly opposed The Westboro Baptist Church, advocated on behalf of children in public school to abolish corporal punishment, applied for equal representation where religious monuments are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women's reproductive autonomy, exposed fraudulent harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners and claims in mental health care, and applied to hold clubs along side other religious after school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations.