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Sunday Telegraph: “Young sacrifice belief in God on altar of Satanism”

Chaplain Leopold in ceremonial garb

Chaplain Leopold, a member of Global Order of Satan in the UK, was interviewed in early 2023 by Gabriella Swerling, social and religious affairs editor for the Sunday Telegraph. This covered a wide range of topics, including the underlying philosophy of the Order.

He explained that many young people are “turning away from what are now incredibly outdated, very obviously stuffy views that are completely not in keeping with modern times”, and described how the literary archetype of Satan – as exemplified by authors such as Milton – serves as both a guide for moral behaviour, and an inspiration to a progressive outlook on issues such as social justice, gender and sexuality. Census results showed a huge increase in the number of Satanists in the UK between the 2011 and 2021 polls, with over 5000 people identifying themselves as Satanist despite social stigma and bigotry still experienced from members of more mainstream religions.

The article can be found here: Sunday Telegraph, 14th January 2023.

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