Hospital’s backflip puts religious freedom at stake
The Noosa Temple of Satan is seeking an urgent explanation from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital as to whether it welcomes Satanists and respects our religious freedoms after the hospital made an extraordinary backflip.
Weeks after it appeared to support our request for a Satanic pentagram to be displayed in its multi-faith centre the hospital has now denied that it recognised Satanism as an official religion.
Last week, a hospital spokesperson said the pentagram symbol that was on display on the television screens in the multi-faith centre was actually a Christian symbol, even though they already displayed the Christian cross.
The hospital spokesperson went on to say “The pentagram was used in ancient times as a Christian symbol for the five senses, or of the five wounds of Christ. It is not a Baphomet pentagram.”
Can you believe this?
Our spiritual leader Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon has written to the hospital seeking an explanation.
“I’m very concerned about the religious discrimination that appears to be happening at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital,” he says.
“Satanists, just like Christians, Jews, Muslims, people of other faiths and people of no faith, deserve to feel welcome in using the multi-faith facility and the services of the public hospital.
“Queensland Health and the hospital should really move quickly to fix the situation and add the Satanic pentagram to its multi-faith centre.”
Brother Samael is also going through the process of becoming an officially recognised chaplain at the hospital.