A debate over religious freedom has led to a Satanist leading an invocation at one Alaska borough’s assembly meeting (Editor’s note: the Kenai Peninsula Borough is one of Alaska’s most conservative regions with what was once thought to be a very conservative borough assembly).
Following a discussion over whether to do away with invocations entirely, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly decided to open invocations up to all religions.
According to Assembly President Blaine Gilman, a group of pastors used to previously lead the assembly’s invocation. Under the new rules, however, anyone can choose to lead an invocation in the name of his or her religion.
During Tuesday’s assembly meeting, Iris Fontana led an invocation in the name of Satan on behalf of the Satanic Temple.
(Read more about the satanic prayer at the conservative borough assembly in Alaska HERE)
Here’s the transcript of the disgusting “prayer”:
Let us stand now, unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines, born of fearful minds in darkened times. Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge and dissipate our blissful and comforting delusions of old. Let us demand that individuals be judged for their concrete actions, not their fealty to arbitrary social norms and illusory categorizations.
Let us reason our solutions with agnosticism in all things, holding fast only to that which is demonstrably true. Let us stand firm against any and all arbitrary authority that threatens the personal sovereignty of all or one.
That which will not bend must break and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared its demise. It is done. Hail Satan.