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By Francis Lee, Crisis Magazine, December 3, 2019

Francis Lee is a 2017 graduate from the United States Naval Academy. He is currently deployed in Forward-Deployed Naval Forces Japan onboard U.S.S. Antietam (CG 54).

Francis LeeThe United States Naval Academy is granting Satanist midshipmen a “study space” in which they may conduct “Satanic services” and study “Satanic philosophy,” according to a leaked email. This was not the first time I heard of this news, as Rod Dreher had previously documented the story at The American Conservative. The latest revelations of the administration potentially granting midshipmen the right to practice this pagan-Masonic religion provokes me to express my thoughts for the moral welfare of the Brigade of Midshipmen.

According to their website, the Satanic Temple’s mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” Glancing over the mission, it is difficult for one to discern if what the Satanic Temple promotes is at all diabolically opposed to the good of society. Nowhere does it state that the organization worships Satan or supports evil causes.  ….

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