A whistleblower familiar with the inner workings of Fox News has recently claimed in a bombshell report that the right-leaning network makes charitable donations to atheistic organization called The Satanic Temple among other leftist groups such as the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

According to the report published by the Blaze, the donations in question are made through an app on the network’s portal called “Fox Giving” which is run by a Canadian-based donation management platform Benevity. Fox matches donations up to $1,000 to various organizations that satisfy the company’s criteria.

The whistleblower stated: “Fox pretends to care about Christians, but some of the stuff they push internally suggests otherwise. Glory holes, trans surgeries for kids, and potential donations to Satan are a huge slap in the face to every Christian at the company, and we resent it,” adding, “It offends me personally that this company acts like they support Christians and yet they’re literally willing to match $1,000 donation to the Satanic Temple.”

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People on social media have started reacting to the news by tweeting, “RIP Fox News.”

What is the Satanic Temple?

According to the report, the Satanic Temple is an atheistic leftist organization that “has distributed satanic literature to children; publicly performed ‘unbaptisms’; sought to ensure that women can legally have their unborn children killed by way of their ‘religious abortion ritual’; and erected statues of Baphomet on government property.”

The group is defined as a non-theistic religious organization that is primarily based in the United States. It also has congregations in Canada, Australia, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom.

According to their website, the mission of the group is to “Encourage Benevolence And Empathy, Reject Tyrannical Authority, Advocate Practical Common Sense, Oppose Injustice, And Undertake Noble Pursuits.”

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“We have publicly confronted hate groups, fought for the abolition of corporal punishment in public schools, applied for equal representation when religious installations are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict people’s reproductive autonomy, exposed harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners in mental health care, organized clubs alongside other religious after-school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations, and engaged in other advocacy in accordance with our tenets,” they further added.

Back in 2019, the US government recognized the group as organized religion. It was founded in 2013 and is different from the Church of Satan. Followers of the Satanic Temple does not worship Satan.

On April 25, 2019, the IRS gave the group the same tax exempt status that it gives to religious groups.

“We are pleased to announce that for the very [first] time in history, a static organization has been recognized by the United States federal government as being a church,” the Instagram post stated.

It continued: “This acknowledgment will make sure The Satanic Temple has the same access to public spaces as other religious organizations, affirm our standing in court when battling religious discrimination, and enable us to apply for faith-based government grants.”