“If you want to be taken seriously don’t dress like a fucking clown” – Zachary Schroeder
Since the death of Anton Lavey, founder of the modern form of Satanism called Laveyanism and the Church of Satan, there have been plenty of Satanists vying for the lime light, usually on forgettable second-rate talk shows. Once they had their 15 minutes of fame, they think they are as famous as Lady Gaga and for years after attempt to create a personality cult as a mega-Satanic-superstar.
The most recent lucky break has come to the founder of the Satanic International Network Zachary Schroeder based in California, USA, who commonly refers to himself as Zach Black or SIN. Mr Schroeder has been invited to appear on the Jeselnik Comedy Central show on 28th June of this year in an episode involving Satanists in a Catholic Girl School. The Jeselnik show has a reputation for dealing with controversial issues and media subjects, with Satanism evidently selected for the comedy treatment. Though better than the usual media reports of crazy Satanists killing babies, no doubt Anton Lavey would turn in his grave at the comedy treatment of the Satanism he worked hard to give credibility to.
Mr Schroeder is no stranger to media involvement with one of his YouTube videos dealing with him under the influence of drugs making the media spotlight, and a failed attempt to milk fame from a suicide-murder of a former member of his Satanic forum. The media being an unpredictable beast Mr Schroeder may be walking into disaster or into superstardom.