League of Legends player wants Satan uncensored

A League of Legends player posted a petition on Change.org calling for the game's developer to "unfilter the word Satan" from the MOBA.

Beau Guthery explains that the game does not censor the world "Jesus" or the names of other gods and that Riot is therefore "blocking Satanists' right to freedom of religion by preventing them from using the name Satan." In the text accompanying the petition, Guthery writes that posts to the League of Legends support team on the open forums are blocked if the word is used.

The petition, which has 209 supporters as of this writing, addresses Riot CEO Brandon Beck:

Please unfilter the word "Satan" from the game "League Of Legends." Let Satanists and others who would like to freely use that name be given that ability. We who sign this petition just want to be treated equally. Your own forum mods and employees say that you listen to the community of game players. Here we are, asking for you to make a small change in the game that would respond to our wishes and give us equality with players who already can select the god of their choice.

In response, the Church of Satan took to Twitter and Tumblr to raise awareness of the petition.

We've contacted Riot for comment and will update this article with more information as we receive it.

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