Satanists come from a range of varied and eclectic backgrounds, and many of us have come from, and still exist within, the various alternative music scenes – rock, metal, punk, goth, industrial and more. Our love of these scenes intertwines with our Satanism, often embracing the same themes, imagery and symbolism.
We are sad to say that many of us are noticing a rise in hatred and bigotry in the music scenes which we hold dear. We’ve witnessed racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other hate crimes. We’ve seen the symbols we use co-opted into messages of hate. People have been made to feel shamed and unwelcome in what was once open and inclusive communities.
We feel that it is our duty to stand up to this, and say: No more.
We are asking everyone; Satanists, music fans, bands, venues, shops and promoters to come together in unity to oppose this hatred. To use the Satanic values of compassion, empathy, and justice to combat bigotry wherever and whenever we see it. By standing together, we can show the people who spread this hatred that they are not welcome. We want our local scenes to be free of prejudice and enjoyable for all.
How you can get involved
Add your name to our cause. Click on the link below to fill out our form, and we will add your name to the list at the bottom of the page. Let us know if you would like us to keep you updated on our progress at shutting hatred out of our community, and we will send you semi-regular emails showing our latest progress (we promise not to give your details to anyone else).
We will use this petition to help persuade others in the community to join us, and will be producing flyers, stickers and t-shirts to help spread awareness. The more we share this, the larger our voice gets, and the more it eclipses those who want to spread hatred. Together, we can do this. #SatanNotHatin #S8NnotH8N #ProtectedByThePitchfork