It was established in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey in the United States. People who practice this belief are called "Satanists"
The Church of Satan does not have tax-exempt status. As part of what it refers to as Pentagonal Revisionism the Church is actively working towards taxation of all Churches, and tries to put forth a policy of "responsibility to the responsible". It does not solicit memberships, or offer a set course of degrees, and it limits the participation of those under 18 years of age.
Since the death of Anton Szandor LaVey in 1997, Peter H. Gilmore has been appointed to his current position as High Priest of the Church.
See also: Satanism, Left Hand Path
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