LAWYER MARC RANDAZZA HIRED TO REPRESENT THE SATANIC TEMPLE LEADER LUCIEN GREAVES IN LAWSUIT AGAINST TWITTER. The Satanic Temple (TST), an international nontheistic religious group which prides itself in its dedication to humanistic values, is facing a split within members because of leader Lucien Greaves’ decision to work with Marc Randazza, a lawyer who also represents plenty of right-wing figures, Neo-Nazi groups as well as Alex Jones.
Back in January, Greaves announced he was thinking of suing Twitter on grounds of religious discrimination. He had been banned from the social media platform and was also not granted a blue tick verification despite his massive following and being a well-known public figure. Following this announcement, the Satanic Temple has witnessed strong reactions from its members, with a large portion opposing this decision as they believe what Randazza stands for, including his clientele, is everything the religious group opposes. After all, on their website, they write that the mission of the group is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.” The group is divided to the extent that a major chapter group of the church, The Satanic Temple Los Angeles has left the group entirely and has renamed themselves The Satanic Collective. They announced on Instagram that their decision to leave, which every member agreed upon, was only because of the fact that the Executive Ministry decided to work with Randazza. They also said Randazza is a “Twitter troll” and someone who is an “agent of the alt-right.”