Engel became the basis for several subsequent decisions limiting government-directed prayer in school. In Wallace v. Jaffree (1985), the Supreme Court ruled Alabama's law permitting one minute for prayer or meditation was unconstitutional. In Lee v. Weisman (1992), the court prohibited clergy-led prayer at middle school graduation ceremonies. Lee v. Weisman , in turn, was a basis for Santa Fe ISD v. Doe (2000), in which the Court extended the ban to school-organized student -led prayer at high school football games.
Ritchie told The DCNF that The Satanic Temple’s activity in Belle Plaine was not surprising, given their national campaigns to push for attention, like the dozen After School Satan Clubs the temple tried to establish in elementary schools across the nation to counter after school Christian clubs. The temple also attempted to have a statue of Baphomet installed at the Oklahoma state capitol to counter a Ten Commandments display, but could not gain approval when Oklahoma declared religious displays at the capitol to be unlawful.