1986: When A Former Nazi Sued Satan In The Name Of Jesus Christ

By Kellar Ellsworth
Jon Lovitz as the devil, on Saturday Night Live. Source: IMDB

In 1986, Ralph P. Forbes of London, Arkansas, decided he'd had enough of Halloween devilishness, and filed a lawsuit.

On behalf of himself, Jesus Christ, and children.

Against the Arkansas Department of Education, the National Education Association, the Russellville School District, the Church of Satan and Satan. 

At issue was the state's tolerance of non-Christian rituals in schools on October 31. There was some diabolical stuff going on in Arkansas schools, and Forbes wanted it to stop. The Arkansas educational system was playing footsie with Satan himself by, in the words of the suit, "permitting pupils to wear costumes to school on Halloween."

X