Opponents of an evangelical Christian children's club in East Portland's public schools have filed a request to start an After School Satan Club at Sacramento Elementary.
In a facility-use request filed with the Parkrose School District on Sept. 5, the Portland chapter of a group called the Satanic Temple asks to host meetings on campus.
The filing follows a WW report last month that Sacramento was one of three schools within Portland city limits hosting the controversial Christian after-school program called Good News Club.
After School Satan Clubs have followed the establishment of Good News Clubs nationwide, including chapters in Seattle, Los Angeles and Nehalem, Ore.
The 2001 Supreme Court case Good News Clubs v. Milford Central Schoolestablished that banning religious clubs from public elementary schools is a violation of the First Amendment. That same ruling protects After School Satan clubs.