Satan Worshippers Use Hobby Lobby Ruling For Women's Choice

Lauren Burgoon
Beelzebub's worshippers want women to have control over their own uteruses.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. And what's good for the ultra-conservative Christians at Hobby Lobby is good for Satan's worshippers.

Satanists are capitalizing on the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling -- you know, that one that gave your boss control over your reproductive choices in the name of religious freedom -- by claiming their own exemption from the law.

But instead of subjugating women to their bosses' religious whims, this movement is about undermining the anti-choice movement.

The Satanic Temple wants an exemption from state-mandated informed consent materials, which often masquerade as propaganda to scare women away from abortions. 

"While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact," Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said. "This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain contraceptives were abortifacients, when in fact they are not."

The Satanic Temple has a letter available for women to give to their health provider requesting the exemption. Good news! You don't have to be friendly with Lucifer to take part.

“All women who share our deeply held belief that all their personal choices should be made with access to the best available information, undiluted by biased or false information, are free to seek protection with this exemption whether they are members of the Satanic Temple or not," Greaves said. "We merely contend that we are in a unique position to argue the merits of this belief, as it is fundamental to our religious philosophy."