Not much more to say other than that. Everytown is sure making some odd choices for PR....
COEUR d'ALENE, Ida. (TND) —
The Satanic Temple Idaho is sponsoring a Pride Month event for kids and families featuring "unbaptisms" and a drag show.
The "Pride in the Park" celebration, to be held on June 11 in Coeur d'Alene, says on its website it strives to be "bigger and bolder than ever," calling itself "family-friendly."
Along with the Satanic Temple Idaho, the ACLU of Idaho, Everytown for Gun Safety, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Ecumenical Catholic Communion Church, Idaho State Police District 1, and a local public library are involved in event.
One of the events at the celebration specifically mentioned and promoted by The Satanic Temple Idaho includes an offering of "unbaptisms."
We are so excited to announce that we will have a booth and be participating Coeur D'Alene's "Pride in the Park" event next Saturday, June 11th from 10am-3pm!" The Satantic Temple Idaho says in a Facebook post. "We will have merchandise for sale, be offering support to our community and performing unbaptisms for those interested! Just know, Satan loves you for you! Hail Satan!
Traditionally, baptisms are a Christian sacrament in which followers of Christ enact a ritual in which they submit themselves wholly to their faith and are "reborn" through the process of being submerged into water and then emerging, just as it was done in the Bible.
"If the meaning of baptism could be summarized to one word, that word would be identification. Baptism speaks primarily of personal, public identification with Jesus Christ," says Christianity.com.
Inversely, "unbaptisms" are apparently exactly what they sound like — former Christians undergoing a ritual in which they "reverse" or "undo" their baptism.
"Join The Satanic Temple of Austin and our community of civic minded Satanists and allies as we provide an opportunity for religious liberation and self worship," The Satanic Temple of Austin says about its own unbaptism event. "Join us in casting aside the shackles of religious tyranny and embracing the self."
Odd, as Everytown has a who part of them that’s devoted to “faith outreach” (which really just means infiltrating organized religious institutions and getting them to become gun grabbing activists):
NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention group with nearly six million supporters, announced a new initiative with faith leaders and faith organizations across the country who are pledging to mobilize faith communities to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in the 2020 elections.
Faith leaders and organizations partnering with Everytown know that gun violence prevention is morally imperative, as more than 100 Americans die from gun violence every day. The faith community has seen the devastating effects of gun violence in places of worship firsthand, and the coalition includes a faith leader whose loved ones were shot and killed in a place of worship.
Well, if anything else, Satanism and Everytown now are connected and are “partners” in the civilian disarmament agenda 🤷♂️.
Oh yeah, and our friend Beth Baumann went and confronted Everytown at this event. Turns out they were handing out gun locks labled from their enemy, the NSSF, and were trying to pass it off as their own. Click link to watch the video.
Further, and kind of funny, less than two months ago, Moms Demand Action (remember, MDA is Everytown) head Shannon Watts vilified the NSSF and said they “sacrifice people to the gun gods”, yet they (MDA) use the gun locks they have? Lol.
Even more crazy, this event had an interaction with the totally not fed infiltrated-and-run “Patriot Front”.
Coeur d’Alene Police in Idaho say the 31 men headed to a Pride event were inside a truck wearing riot gear, holding shields.
Wacky times at the Satanic Temple/Everytown For Gun Safety event.