By Daily Wire. A government meeting in Alaska opened with a prayer to Satan after a Satanic Temple member won the right to deliver the invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out.
The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the Kenai Peninsula Borough — 75 miles south of Anchorage — changed a policy in November after the Alaska Superior Court said that policy violated the state’s constitution’s establishment clause. The new policy allows for anyone in the borough to offer an invocation, no matter their religion.
In her invocation, Iris Fontana, who is a member of the Satanic Temple and brought a lawsuit against the borough to change the policy, called the room to be present, “and for attendees to clear their minds,” the Peninsula Clarion newspaper reported.
“She asked listeners to embrace the impulse to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. ‘Let us demand that humans be judged for their actions,’ she said,” the Clarion reported.
“That which will not bend, must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared as demise. It is done, hail Satan,” Fontana said, Kenai radio station KSRM reported. (Read more from “Alaska Government Meeting Opens with ‘Hail Satan’ Prayer” HERE)
‘Hail Satan’ Prayer at Alaska Gov’t Meeting Sparks Protest
By AP. . .Assembly members Norm Blakeley and Paul Fischer and borough Mayor Charlie Pierce were among those who left the assembly chambers along with some audience members. . .
The protesters included William Siebenmorgen, who flew to Alaska from Pennsylvania for the event.
“God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation. We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses. Lucifer is the eternal loser. Let’s keep him out,” he told KSRM. (Read more from “‘Hail Satan’ Prayer at Alaska Gov’t Meeting Sparks Protest” HERE)