Lucien Greaves

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Lucien Greaves
LucienGreavesSASHAcon2016.jpg
Greaves at SASHAcon in March 2016
Born ~1976 (age c. 42)
Detroit
Other names Douglas Mesner
Occupation Spokesman
Organization The Satanic Temple
Website luciengreaves.com

Lucien Greaves, also known as Douglas Mesner, is a social activist and the spokesman and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.[1][2][3] Greaves has appeared in numerous media outlets and has made televised appearances on the Fox News Network. He is a public speaker and essayist who has contributed articles to publications including Skeptic Magazine,[4] Skeptical Inquirer,[5] The Washington Post,[6] International Business Times.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Greaves was born in Detroit, Michigan.[3] He graduated from Harvard University.[3]

Activities[edit]

Greaves' has provided commentary on social issues in numerous media appearances, including MSNBC, [8] NPR,[9] Huffington Post Live,[10] CNN,[11] Harper’s Monthly,[12] Time Magazine,[13] The Atlantic,[14] Vice,[15] Salon,[16] and Rolling Stone.[17]

Greaves has spoken on the topics of Satanism, Secularism, and The Satanic Temple at Universities throughout the United States[18][19][20] and he has been a featured speaker at national conferences hosted by American Atheists[21], the American Humanist Association[22], the Secular Student Alliance[23].

The Satanic Temple[edit]

Greaves has been instrumental in setting up the Protect Children Project, the After School Satan project, and several political demonstrations and legal actions designed to highlight social issues involving religious liberty and the separation of church and state.[24][17]

Personal life[edit]

Greaves says he has received many death threats, and deliberately does not use his legal name, to avoid threats to his family.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Matt (November 21, 2015). "Why the Satanic Temple Is Opening Its Doors to American Muslims". Esquire. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bugbee, Shane (July 31, 2013). "Unmasking Lucien Greaves, Leader of the Satanic Temple". Vice. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple". Detroit Metro Times. May 27, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Skeptic » The Magazine » Volume 14 Number 2 Table of Contents". www.skeptic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.1 - CSI". www.csicop.org. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ Greaves, Lucien (August 23, 2017). "Perspective - I'm a founder of the Satanic Temple. Don't blame Satan for white supremacy". Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via www.washingtonpost.com. 
  7. ^ Greaves, Lucien (August 5, 2016). "We are the Satanic Temple – and we are coming for your children". ibtimes.co.uk. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Wednesday, May 14 - All In With Chris Hayes". www.nbcnews.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Satan Update". PodOmatic. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lucien Greaves Debates Oklahoma Politician On Disputed Satanic Monument". May 3, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via Huff Post. 
  11. ^ "CNN Sashays With Satanists". cnsnews.com. December 18, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Lucien Greaves - Harper's Magazine". harpers.org. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ Sanburn, Josh. "The New Satanism: Less Lucifer, More Politics". Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via nation.time.com. 
  14. ^ Graves, Lucia. "Satanists' War on the War on Halloween". theatlantic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Lucien Greaves". Vice. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Satanists are masters at trolling conservatives — just ask Megyn Kelly". salon.com. July 15, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Satanists Support Abortion Rights, Conservatives Freak Out". rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Lucien Greaves, "The Satanic Temple and the Law" - University of Chicago Law School". www.law.uchicago.edu. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "'Satan at CU?' Student group brings Satanic Temple leader to Boulder campus". dailycamera.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Satanic Temple co-founder promotes respect, secularism - The Utah Statesman". usustatesman.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ "American Atheists Tackles Bible Belt for 2015 Convention - American Atheists". atheists.org. September 16, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Lucien Graeves". americanhumanist.org. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Lucien Greaves - Secular Student Alliance". secularstudents.org. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  24. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (2015-07-10). "A Mischievous Thorn in the Side of Conservative Christianity". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 

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