A stark difference between the Satanists of Church of Satan and Satanic Temple is that the Satanic Temple are experts in working with journalists. Either Satanic Temple is creating or seizing opportunities to promote themselves and their causes, which is why they are generating news every week. In contrast Church of Satan has lost touch with reality and the media, they prefer to hide behind an elitist detached image, referring journalists to their website rather than offering relevant comments to media enquiries.
On the election of Trump as US President the journalists of Rooster approached both Satanic Temple and Church of Satan for comment. Satanic Temple gave Rooster plus other journalistic outlets plenty of quotes, which became the headline story of thousands of Satanists joining Satanic Temple in reaction to Trump. Church of Satan either are stupid or ignorant about handling journalists: rubbed the journalists up the wrong way with their arrogance; failed to give comment to specific questions; made it hard for journalists to get information they requested; and worse, made no efforts to control the story, leaving the journalists to write their own narrative based upon a referral to the Church of Satan website.
There is no surprises that Rooster wrote an article that pasted Satanic Temple in positive ways, and gave a story about Church of Satan which was not to their liking. One of the problems of Church of Satan is their secrecy and aloofness, which makes them unattractive to the media and potential recruits. Satanic Temple is approachable and open to both media and recruits, and day by day become the face of Satanism to the world, whilst Church of Satan is slowly forgotten and pushed into insignificance.
On issues such as Satanic Ritual Abuse, Anton Lavey preferred in his later years to avoid challenging false narratives against Satanism, whilst those outside of Church of Satan picked up the fight. Satanic Temple has since its inception been a keen fighter against SRA.
In their ranting article against Satanic Temple and journalists Church of Satan said:
“—the feeling evoked when watching someone make a fool out of themselves while just sitting back to watch the whole thing play out..”
And this is a central problem for Church of Satan, fools who prefer to watch others manifest their Satanism whilst Church of Satan slide into irrelevant obscurity.