A devil-worshipping sailor in the Royal Navy has become the first registered Satanist in the British Armed Forces.
Chris Cranmer, 24, a technician serving on the Type 22 frigate Cumberland, has been officially recognized as a Satanist by the ship's captain.
That allows him to perform satanic rituals aboard and permits him to have a non-Christian Church of Satan funeral should he be killed in action.
A spokesman for Britain's Ministry of Defence told CNN Sunday that it had a duty to allow members of the forces to practice their religion.
He added that the MoD was an "equal opportunities employer" which did not stop anyone having their own religious values.
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