by Archon Jeremy Crow

The Greater Church of Lucifer is accepting of all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, nationality, political leaning, preference in musical genres, whether you eat the red smarties last, etc… Due to the rapidly changing laws internationally regarding same sex marriage as well as gender identity being in the news we thought it would be useful to explain our position on this and related subjects. To be absolutely clear, the GCOL maintains a strong stance against discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity. Unlike some religions, Luciferianism does not contain any moral pronouncements or judgments against any type of sexual or sensual behavior engaged in between consenting adults.

Our members exist on the full spectrum of gender identity including those who identify as cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming or non-binary. This also includes genderqueer, demisexual, demiromantic, etc… We completely respect the right for each individual to be addressed with whatever pronouns they prefer. If you don’t know whether to refer to someone as he/she/they/zhe/etc… the polite approach is to ask the individual their preference, remember the answer and then always ensure you address them as such.

The GCOL is in full solidarity with the LGBTQ+ and Allies community. We unequivocally support equal rights for all people, which of course includes the right for same-sex couples to marry if they choose. Granting the same rights to a minority group which already exist for the majority does not diminish those rights or oppress the majority in any way whatsoever. We also accept and support those who choose to live a polyamorous lifestyle, again as long as all those involved are consenting adults.

Being a Luciferian means being an individual and respecting one another as individuals in their own right. Each of us is unique and that diversity is what makes us strong as a community. Luciferianism is an inclusive religion, philosophy and lifestyle. We recognize the inherent divinity in each of us and that we are empowered to live our lives in a manner that sincerely embraces our innermost self. We applaud those who have the courage to openly express themselves as they truly are and we also respect the right to privacy for those who desire it.

(c) 2016 Greater Church of Lucifer

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