Church of Satan Defends Itself on Twitter Against FFK’s Allegations
SWITZERLAND, JUNE 10 – The Church of Satan has had a heated but hilarious argument with Nigerian political critic and opposition figure, Femi Fani Kayode on Twitter.
FFK was ranting about the injustice the American justice system meted out to the five innocent, young black boys that were falsely accused of the most brutal and vicious gang rape, framed up and jailed for raping and murdering a white woman in 1989; a crime they were innocent of.
Many years later the truth about who was responsible for the brutal rape and assault came out, the real perpertrators of the heinous crime were found and the 5 young black boys from Harlem that had been wrongly convicted were freed, returned home as heroes and paid a massive $41 million USD as compensation by New York City.
In his comments on the story, FFK had accused former NYPD prosecutor, Linda Farsten, who played a leading role in the injustice, of being a member of the Church of Satan.
Unknown to many, the Church of Satan has a verified Twitter account and it defended itself against FFK’s allegations. What followed was a heated exchanged that can simply be described as hilarious. Although FFK has deleted it on his handle, the exchange is posted below:
Today’s Echo gathers that the Church of Satan is a religious organization dedicated to Satanism as codified in The Satanic Bible. It was established in San Francisco, California, in 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey, who was the Church’s High Priest until his death in 1997.
The church does not believe in the Devil, neither a Christian nor Islamic notion of Satan. Their current leader, Peter H. Gilmore describes its members as “skeptical atheists”, embracing the Hebrew root of the word “Satan” as “adversary”.
The church views Satan as a positive archetype who represents pride, individualism, and enlightenment, and as a symbol of defiance against the Abrahamic faiths which LaVey criticized for what he saw as the suppression of humanity’s natural instincts.