First meeting of "After School Satan Club" held at middle school in Portland

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The first After School Satan Club (ASSC) meeting was held at Parkrose Middle School in Portland Monday night, November 14th.

The ASSC, which was approved in September, is meant to provide an alternative to other after-school religious groups.

FOX 12 wasn't allowed into the meeting -- but spoke with the co-founder of The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves.

Greaves said it's not about devil worship, but the separation of church and state.

"We have a separation of church and state and when the school district allows one religious group to go in and that goes unquestioned by other religious groups, it does give the impression that this certain religious perspective is endorsed by the school district," said Greaves.

On Wednesday, November 16th, The Satanic Temple Portland chapter was set to hold an open house at Sacramento Elementary School.

Concerned parents were set to host a peaceful protest on Wednesday against the club.