Cape Town – A petition titled “Stop Promoting Satanism in South Africa” is asking people to boycott local organisations and venues who bring supposed “satanic” bands to SA.
The petition was posted by Christians SA on GoPetition.com and is specifically targeting the venues Bassline in Johannesburg and The Assembly in Cape Town for bringing Polish death metal band Behemoth and Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ to SA.
After giving statistics on how many Christians there are in South Africa, the petitions says “there are certain Blasphemous Media/Music/Event Organisations and venues corrupting the minds of individuals by letting Blatant Satanic International Artists/Bands come to our Beautiful country and perform, spreading their filthy message to their following and glorifying Devils/Demons”.
It goes on to say that venues who book these bands or allows organisers to book them are promoting “pure evil hate speech. If we can’t shut these companies down completely, then let’s stand together to slow them down at least and urge the venues to cancel booked Satanic events and discourage more Sacrilegious artist from arriving on our shores to pollute the minds of our youth”.