More than Half of American Satanists Identify as LGBTQ
According to the head of the Satanic Temple of the United States, more than half of the Satan-worshippers in their organization are homosexuals or the gender-confused.
Lucien Grieves (a pseudonym), the head of the U.S. Satanic Temple told a British publication that more than half of the Satanists in America are LGBTQ.
Grieves told Attitude magazine, “From the start, when one of our early actions was the Pink Mass, a lot of LGBTQ people were looking for another community that didn’t see them as defined by their sexual orientation.”
Now, the membership has grown to more than 50% LGBT, even though they constitute only 2% of the American general population.
Greaves told the outlet, “It would be a conservative estimate to say that more than 50 percent of our membership is LGBTQ.”
“It would be a conservative estimate to say that more than 50 percent of our membership is LGBTQ.”
The Satanist said, “I think that’s because they feel disowned and disenfranchised from the traditional religious institutions. So, you have a population willing to embrace a religious identification that is boldly willing to speak out to the contrary.”
Oddly enough, you don’t have to believe Satan exists to be a Satanist within the U.S. temple. You do, however, need to hate evangelical Christians.
As one LGBT group explained Greaves interview with the press outlet, ““A commitment to Satan is not required to join the Temple, although a commitment to trolling anti-LGBT evangelicals is desirable.”
When one watches the Netflix documentary about Greaves and the U.S. Satanic Temple, Hail Satan, you cannot help but notice the amount of LGBTQ people within the film, surrounding Greaves.
Vice Magazine also wrote on this phenomenon in 2017 in their article, How the Satanic Temple Became a Queer Haven.
The Bible says that homosexuality is a sign of deep sinful depravity, which is caused by God handing over people to their basest lusts and unnatural desires because they have chosen to suppress his truth.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
It should, therefore, come to little surprise that the LGBTQ make up more than half of the Satanic Temple.