Things are happening fast around the world friends.
A debate over religious freedom has led to a Satanist leading an invocation at one Alaska borough’s assembly meeting.
Following a discussion over whether to do away with invocations entirely, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblydecided 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.
KSRM reports Fontana said:
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.
Alaska Dispatch News reports that while most of the assembly members simply ignored Fontana’s invocation and continued their conversations, one assembly member walked out. Source
Would you have walked out?