And finally… Satanic rights

Satanists are seeking to volunteer in Florida schools under a new law which paves the way for religious chaplains to serve as school counsellors.

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said at the time of its passage that the legislation would help to solve a staffing crisis in public schools.

The Satanic Temple has now told The Hill that its members will be among those looking to fill the gaps.

Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, said: “Nothing in the text of the bill serves to exclude us, and no credible interpretation of the First Amendment could.

“Should a school district now choose to have chaplains, they should expect Satanists to participate as well.”

Mr DeSantis previously claimed Satanists were not covered by the legislation as Satanism is “not a religion”.

However, Mr Greaves said: “Either entirely ignorant of the most basic fundamentals of constitutional law, or too incompetent to care, DeSantis fails to recognise that it is not the place of the government to confer unique rights to one religious identity while denying them to another.”

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