Satanic Houston

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Satanic Houston
Established 03/19/2021
Entity Type Nonprofit corporation
Incorporated State Texas
State ID# TX Taxpayer# 32078308361 / SoS file# 0803981933
EIN 86-2816419
Physical Address None
Mail Address PO Box 591059, Houston, TX 77529
Registered Agent Carson Law Firm, PLLC
Doing Business As The Satanic Temple Houston
Past Names N/A
Website SatanicTempleHouston.org

Satanic Houston is an Texas-based domestic nonprofit corporation. Its directors are Jon Winningham, "Lilin Stheno Lavin", and "Tertia Withershins", with the latter two directors being apparent pseudonyms.[1][2][3]

According to past public events and news articles, as of February 2020, Jon Winningham and Shannon Ronca were past chapterheads with Laura Winningham and Natalie Freshour also apparently authorized to speak to media as of December 2019.[4][5]

In August 2021, Satanic Houston received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under Internal Revenue Code 170(b)(1)(A)(vi), for "charities that normally receive a substantial part of their support from...direct or indirect contributions from the general public." [6][7]

References

  1. OpenCorporates.com, Satanic Houston.
  2. Bizapedia.com, Satanic Houston.
  3. OrgCouncil.com, Satanic Houston.
  4. SatanicTempleHouston.org via Archive.org, The Satanic Temple Houston’s chapter heads, Jon Winningham and Shannon Ronca, were the guest speakers at a Houston Oasis meeting on Sunday, February 23, 2020 in the Hillcroft area of Houston.
  5. The Leader Newspaper via Ishuu.com, Dec. 7, 2019. Laura Winningham of The Satanic Temple Houston, an 11-month-old chapter of a national organization based in Salem, Massachusetts, declined to provide details about the ritual. And: Natalie Freshour, a member of The Satanic Temple Houston and president of Hot Mess Pooches Rescue and Sanctuary, one of the event's beneficiaries, was in attendance and said she would not have supported an event that involved illegal activity. And: Freshour and Shannon Ronca of Lucky Penny Rox Rescue, the other beneficiary of the Nov. 23 event, said their animal resue organizations both received some backlash from the community because of their associatin with The Satanic Temple Houston and its recent black mass.
  6. IRS.Gov, Determination Letter written Aug. 8, 2021, with effective date of March 19, 2021.
  7. IRS.gov, Basic Determination Rules for Publicly Supported Organizatins and Supporting Organization. Organizations described in IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) are charities that normally receive a substantial part of their support from governmental units and/or from direct or indirect contributions from the general public. The "substantial part of support" requirement is met by satisfying a 33 1/3 percent support test or, alternatively, a "facts and circumstances" 10 percent test. The cash basis of accounting must be used.