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From Comiccon to Satancon
I enjoy attending the Big Lick Comiccons each year for Sci-Fi and comic book enthusiasts and was unaware that there is a similar gathering of like-minded people who champion a different cause. I was watching Real Gospel Chops a Youtube channel that keeps viewers up to date with current events in America from a Christian perspective where recent highlights were shared from the SatanCon convention that was held in Boston Massechuessets on April 28, 29, and 30.
Over 800 people were in attendance at the sold-out event including a young couple from Virginia who were interviewed. Their names were not given but the man said on camera that he would not be attending SatanCon if he thought people were actually worshipping Satan. There was also an Intercessory prayer group from the Commonwealth that had a different agenda.
The purpose of the 3-day event held at the Marriot Copley Place was to raise awareness over the fact that members of The Satanic Temple are not able to have their flag raised at Boston City Hall. Members emphasized that they were interested in freedom from religion and most people interviewed seemed to be more curious than taking a specific stand.
The second annual SatanCon explained
There were also a group of people praying nearby led by Kris Kubal of Intercessor of America from Purcellville Virginia who said 120 individuals were converted to Christianity during the event. There were also attendees who were strong in their opposition to religion and one woman tore the pages from a Bible as an act of freedom from what she considered oppression, Co-founder Lucien Greaves gave this explanation:
There’s a lot of different imagery depicted in Satan throughout the ages and a lot of that was brought forward by images meant to marginalize other people in an unjust way most often, and we kind of reclaimed that symbolism and reclaimed that character to stand up for the unjustly marginalized and the unjustly accused,” said Greaves. “For us, Satan is a literary metaphor that embraces these values we have of embracing our outsider status, and standing up against tyranny wherever we see it.”