Hail Satan? puts the fun in Satanic fundamentalism

Penny Lane’s documentary about The Satanic Temple’s grassroots activism is hilarious but thought-provoking

In 2013, an organization billing itself as The Satanic Temple made a minor news splashwhen it mounted a press conference at the Florida State Capitol to praise Governor Rick Scott for signing a bill to permit student-led “inspirational messages” at school events. The group issued a statement in support of freedom of religion, saying that the bill “has reaffirmed our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school.” It was a puckish take on a thinly disguised, widely unpopular attempt to return religion to public schools, but while the event itself only featured a handful of self-declared Satanists in black clothes and Halloween-costume robes, it drew a fair amount of press attention for its sheer outrageousness.

LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/26/18198728/hail-satan-film-review-satanic-temple-lucien-greaves-jex-blackmore-sundance-2019