Massachusetts.-The Satanic Temple said Tuesday that in the name of religious freedom, it would challenge a Supreme Court decision that confirmed an Indiana law that requires burial or cremation of fetal remains. The Salem, Massachusetts-based group has declared immunity to its members of the law, he said in a press release.
One of the fundamental tenets of the Satanic Temple is the inviolability of the body. Members… They believe that non-viable fetal tissue is part of the woman who carries it, the group said in a statement.
The international organization does not worship or believe in the true Satan of the Bible. He mostly advocates the separation of the church and the state.
This law clearly imposes an undue burden on the religious practices of the Satanic Temple by interfering with burial rites, said spokesman Lucien Greaves.
«We claim the exemption on grounds of religious freedom, and we will almost certainly prevail in court if we are forced to fight.» The group has waged a series of religious battles against state governments. A member of the Missouri group recently challenged a state law that requires women seeking abortions to wait three days. He fought unsuccessfully to have a statue of a goat-headed winged creature called Baphomet located outside the capitols in Arkansas and Oklahoma.La statue would have been a counterpoint to the Ten Commandments. In 2016, the Portland chapter of the Satanic Temple successfully carried a «Satan Club after School» to an elementary school.
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