The satanic church has been officially recognized as a church by the IRS
The Satanic Temple has officially been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS, according to a post from the religion’s official Instagram account. It is reportedly the first satanic religion in the United States to be officially granted such a status.
Being granted tax-exempt status essentially means that the Satanic Temple has the same legal protections that other religions do, including “access to public spaces as other religious organizations; affirming its standing in court when battling religious discrimination; and enabling The Satanic Temple to apply for faith-based government grants,” according to a press release sent to Rolling Stone.
Written by Abelina Tavera