But throughout the year, the nontheistic political group spends their time diligently fighting to protect women's reproductive rights, challenging oppressive laws they feel are rooted in Christian dogma.
Last Valentine's Day, the temple, based in Salem Massachusetts, made headlines when it launched a fundraiser - encouraging "hugs and kisses for Satan" - to pay for two lawsuits filed against Missouri.
Both litigations were made on behalf of pregnant women seeking an abortion in the state and oppose laws which require a 72-hour waiting period before a termination procedure can take place.
During this time, women are given "reading material claiming that life begins at conception" and in cases are required to have an ultrasound exam, according to Jex Blackmore, a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple's reproductive rights campaign.
Satanism in many ways is more opposed to Buddhism and Eastern mysticism than modern Christianity. We promote pride, greed, selfishness,carnal and material pursuits; reject spirituality, virtue and altruism. https://t.co/9HElnaVD7U— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) February 10, 2018
"For over two years, the Satanic Temple (TST) has pursued a lawsuit against the Governor and Attorney General of Missouri, alleging that the State’s mandated 'informed consent' materials, ultrasound, and 72-hour waiting period violated a member of The Satanic Temple’s First Amendment rights," she said.
"[We] object to these restrictions on religious grounds because they violate the organization's belief in the inviolability of one’s body."
Satanists, Blackmore explains, believe in two tenants, that "one’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone" and that "beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world."
"We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs," she writes.
Women seeking an abortion in Missouri must receive reproductive propaganda under consent laws, and be informed that "the life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being."
The state claims literature and the "mandated" waiting period helps women make difficult decisions and prevents the number of abortions.
A national survey by the Guttmacher Institute, however, found that 92% of women reported having made their mind up long before making an appointment with an abortion clinic.
And in 2014, a study published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal found that of the 15,000 women who visit Planned Parenthood clinics in LA and are shown their ultrasounds, 98.4% still went on to get an abortion anyway.
The Satanic Temple is doing more to fight for our rights than our government. https://t.co/b8WNzAYtmv— Alex Riviello (@alexriviello) January 25, 2018
In January, the Satanic Temple made some progress on their lawsuit, forcing a Missouri state solicitor general to debunk the notion that an ultrasound is 'legally' required for women seeking an abortion.
This admission, which some have dubbed a "minor miracle", states that the abortion-seeker must only be "asked" if she would like the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat.
Hey @EricTrump,— Andrew Seidel (@AndrewLSeidel) February 1, 2018
Yesterday you said that "In God We Trust" is America's guiding principle and that Americans are "united on God." That's wrong. I wrote a short letter correcting some of your mistakes. Religion is divisive. That's why the constitution separates state & church. pic.twitter.com/q6zL36Hbyg
The Satanic Temple was founded in 2014 on seven core tenants that aim to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people" and "reject tyrannical authority."
In a bid to demand true separation of Church and state, the liberal group has filed numerous lawsuits against schools, towns and state departments who prioritize the Christian faith.
In 2016, it even forced a school to host an after-school Satan club, following advice from a lawyer who said the school board would lose a lawsuit if the cub were denied.