It’s not often followers of our infernal master, Satan, get to take the moral high ground, but the Church of Satan has done just that on the subject of child abuse.
The Church – based on the teachings of Anton Lavey – pointed out that child abuse is specifically forbidden in Lavey’s Satanic Bible.
It is not forbidden in the Bible, the Church claims, and various Christian churches have been dogged by paedophile scandals over decades, Newsweek reports.
Commenting in the wake of the Roy Moore scandal in America – where Christian pastors endorsed the candidate despite abuse allegations, the Church said on Twitter, ‘Christians love paedophilia.’
Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct with two teenagers when he was in a man in his 30s.
he Church maintains a highly active and witty Twitter account which has more than 125,000 followers.
Reverend Paul Antony of the Church of Satan told Newsweek, ‘Many of the people coming to the defense of Moore decry the horrors of moral relativism but then equivocate when one of their own is cruising shopping malls for underage prey.
‘Many of the comments we see from Christians even take the allegations as a given and excuse his behavior through the teachings of the Bible.’