'That Is Not a Religion': DeSantis Bars Satanists from Florida School Program

By Ian Banks | May 3, 2024

The program

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill permitting chaplains to provide counseling services on a voluntary basis at public and charter schools. 

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However, he made it clear that Satanists would not be eligible for the program, addressing concerns raised by Christian and conservative organizations.

Not qualifying

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“Some have said if you do a school chaplain program that somehow you’re going to have Satanists running around in all our schools,” DeSantis said in a news conference. “We’re not playing those games in Florida. That is not a religion. That is not qualifying to be able to participate in this, so we’re going to be using common sense when it comes to this, so you don’t have to worry about that.”