How the Satanic Bible’s ‘Golden Rule’ Justifies Homosexuality

By Matt Barber Published on April 4, 2016

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”— that’s the famous “golden rule” of Aleister Crowley, Satanic priest. The contrast with God’s Word is bright as day is to night. Order and anarchy. Good and evil. Truth and lies. Natural sexuality (within marriage) and homosexuality (of any kind).

Satanism even has a “Bible” of sorts. To be sure, perhaps no more than a handful of Satanists take it seriously as their “Bible,”but it’s revealing for its plainspokenness. It not only affirms homosexuality (all forms of sexual immorality, in fact), but goes so far as to make sin the centerpiece of its doctrine — its “golden rule,” if you will. In his fine new book, Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ On Sexuality, author and minister Landon Schott devotes an entire chapter to this “gay”-affirming “Bible.” He quotes The Satanic Bible:

Satanism condones any type of sexual activity which properly satisfies your individual desires, be it heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or even asexual, if you choose. Satanism also sanctions any fetish or deviation which will enhance your sex life, so long as it involves no one who does not wish to be involved.

Contrast this with what biology, reason and medical experience plainly tell us, which is that man is made for woman sexually and vice versa, and that the homosexual lifestyle is unhealthy and sterile. Contrast it as well with what Christianity teaches. Romans 13:13-14, for example, commands, “Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.”

Satan Reverses God’s Order

“Satan’s existence is consumed with a mission,” continues Schott, “to defy and mock God, to defy His order of creation, and to mock His governing orders.” He explains:

The Church of Satan reverses the order of the Lord’s Prayer, saying it backwards as they begin their services, to defy God. God says love; the Church of Satan says hate. God says heterosexual relationships; the Church of Satan says homosexual relationships. God says monogamous marriage between a man and woman; the Church of Satan says polygamous and sexually open relationships. God gave the Ten Commandments; the Church of Satan established their version, called the Nine Tenets.

Here are the Nine Tenets:

1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted!
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
6. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
7. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
8. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!
9. When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.

Consider The Satanic Bible’s following sex-centric passages. They read like the mission statements of the Human Rights Campaign or GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network):

  • Each person must decide for himself what form of sexual activity best suits his individual needs.
  • Satanism ENCOURAGES any form of sexual expression you may desire so long as it hurts no one else.
  • If all parties involved are mature adults who willingly take full responsibility for their actions and voluntarily engages in a given form of sexual expression — even if it is generally considered taboo — then there is no reason for them to repress their sexual inclinations … you have no cause to suppress your sexual preferences.
  • It is important to point out here that spiritual love and sexual love can, but do not necessarily, go hand in hand.
  • The Satanist realizes that if he is to be a sexual connoisseur (and free from sexual guilt) he cannot be stifled by the so-called sexual revolutionist any more than he can by the prudery of his guilt-ridden society.

“That last verse from The Satanic Bible,” observes Schott, “reminds me of a powerful proverb on the adulterous woman. Proverbs 30:20 says, ‘This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.'”

Homosexual Sin Is Demonic

Schott points out, and I agree wholeheartedly, that homosexual practitioners are not necessarily demonic (or demon possessed) and that they are desperately in need of Christ’s Truth, in love, as well as much prayer.

Even so, it remains true that homosexual sin is demonic. How so? All good things come from God the Father, and all wickedness comes from the father of lies. If God designed biblical marriage and natural human sexuality, and He did, then we are left no doubt as to who designed its counterfeit — as to who fabricated pagan “gay marriage” and otherwise perverted God’s perfect purposes for human sexuality.

Sin is from Satan. Homosexual behavior is sin. Therefore, homosexual behavior is from Satan.

Yes, “gay marriage” is evil.

Yes, homosexuality is evil.

For the Bible — and right reason — tell me so.


Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).

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