QLD blocks us from Satan-ising our wagon
In what seems to be yet another case of discrimination against Satanists by the Queensland government, we’ve been blocked from being able to pimp up our ride in line with our religious beliefs.
One of our members recently tried to purchase personalised number plates with ‘Hail Satan’ written in the caption – the small text along the bottom of the plates – but was rejected.
The Personal Plates Queensland website suggested that the phrase “might be inappropriate”.
Wondering whether the discrimination was just targeted at our religion, the Satanic hero typed in ‘Hail Jesus’ instead. And guess what! This suggestion was approved!
Our spiritual leader Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon is deeply saddened but hardly surprised by yet another display of religious discrimination against the Satanic community.
“This case is reminiscent of the issue we are dealing with in relation to Australia Post, who last year rejected our ‘Noosa Temple of Satan’ stamp design while approving the ‘Noosa Church of Christ’ design,” he says.
“Satanists just want the same rights as people of other faiths to be able to pimp up their shaggin’ wagons.
“This discrimination has to stop. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk really needs to stand up for our religious freedoms and allow for ‘Hail Satan’ to be emblazoned on number plates. We’re not looking for privilege. We just want to be treated equally with others.”
The Personal Plates Queensland website says plates can be denied for a number of reasons, including if they are:
🔹 “likely to cause offence to a reasonable person”.
🔹 “propagandistic, discriminatory, or could offend a reasonable person or members or citizens of a distinct culture or a particular religion, nation, race, or minority status”.
Brother Samael says this appears to be yet another clear case of religious discrimination for the Noosa Temple of Satan to take up.