Chelsea Clinton Tweets Encouragement To The Church Of Satan

What was Chelsea Clinton thinking when she wished a “Happy New Year” to The Church of Satan?

The greeting happened on Tuesday in a tweet thread in which the former first daughter was included with an eclectic group of characters.

The group included model and wife of singer John Legend Chrissy Teigen, the restaurant Hooters, The Church of Satan and a now suspended troll account known as @roguehooters.

Mashable explained how the conversation began:

It all began last Saturday, when Teigen slammed a Twitter conspiracy theorist who implied she was part of some kind of Hollywood pedophilia ring. (Honestly, the idea is so stupid that it’s not worth dissecting here.) The next day, Chelsea Clinton sent a message of support Teigen’s way — after all, she’s no stranger to receiving disturbing online attacks herself.

But Clinton wasn’t the only one in Teigen’s corner that day. Another user, @Bev_Didier, called out one of the accounts sending abusive messages from a since-suspended Twitter handle.

The troll was allegedly pretending to be affiliated with Hooters, which brought the actual Hooters account into the fray to defend itself.

And Teigen, who probably just wants people to leave her daughter alone, was understandably flabbergasted by the restaurant chain’s sudden starring role in the saga. Three days later, no less!

Again, Chelsea Clinton could relate to this struggle — for example, she tweeted, she’d previously ended up in threads with the Church of Satan.

That explains how she got into the thread, but it doesn’t explain her friendly greeting to the group after it tweeted her.

Teigen said hello to Hooters and asked it what was going on, prompting Clinton to chime in.

“In 2017, @ChurchofSatan & I were put on a few threads together. In 2018, it’s…@Hooters. What a time to be alive Chrissy!” she tweeted.

The “church” responded to Clinton’s tweet with a tweet of its own, saying “The never ending excitement here is never ending.”

“It’s been so long! Happy New Year!” Clinton tweeted the “church.”

“Same to you, here’s to a great 2018!” it tweeted back.

The Church of Satan was founded by Anton Szandor LaVey in 1966 in San Francisco, according to his authorized autobiography.

It describes its followers, on its website, as atheists:

Satanists are atheists. We see the universe as being indifferent to us, and so all morals and values are subjective human constructions.

Our position is to be self-centered, with ourselves being the most important person (the “God”) of our subjective universe, so we are sometimes said to worship ourselves. Our current High Priest Gilmore calls this the step moving from being an atheist to being an “I-Theist.”

Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person…

Unlike most churches, we have no set activities, meetings or contacts. We are not a congregational religion. The new member comes to the organization, ideally, with his own goals and plans for achieving them; he presents them to us and is directed in the way that would be most mutually beneficial. Our church is not looking for people who join and want us to “put on a show,” taking them by the hand, introducing them to their new friends, telling them what time to show up for the weekly get-together and what to wear.

Satanists are not put in contact automatically, or by geographical proximity; this has been tried and found a failure. True elitists are by their nature very individualistic and neighboring members won’t necessarily have anything in common; “just being Satanists together” isn’t enough. When we observe members making advances on their own in their chosen fields of endeavor, we will put them in contact with other members running on the same track; we’ve watched this happen many times and we’re pleased and proud to say the results are magical. There are also members who are satisfied simply to join and be counted among the adherents to a philosophy that best embodies their own true nature.