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Well done Alaska - I always thought Lucifer has had a bit of a bad press.

https://www.rt.com/usa/355799-satanic-temple-alaska-assembly/
‘Hail Satan’: Alaskan council meeting opens with prayer to Lucifer
13 Aug, 2016

The mundanity of a local council meeting in Alaska was astonishingly broken when a decision to open up the forum to all religions resulted in a Satanist presenting the opening prayer – to Lucifer.

When the local government of Kenai Borough decided to welcome other faiths to their assemblies they probably didn’t envisage opening up their doors to the Lord of Darkness.

On Tuesday, Iris Fontana – reportedly a member of the Satanic Temple organization that views Satan as a symbol for rebellion and rational inquiry – gave the assembly invocation usually reserved for pastors.

Meeting attendees were reminded that they did not have to participate in the opening ritual.

Assembly members stood silently in a circle while Fontana asked them to “embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge.” She then ended the surreal prayer with the words “Hail Satan.”

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However, the excitement of a prayer to the supposedly God-banished angel has not gone down too well with some assembly members.

“I appreciate what the Assembly President’s doing with the prayer issue and trying to be fair, but I find it ironic that the prayer from the atheist wasn’t really about doing good and making good decisions,” assemblyman Dale Bagley told Radio Kenai.

He described the incident as “irritating” and questioned whether a local pastor would be allowed to make such a political statement.
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Re: ‘Hail Satan’: Alaskan council meeting opens with prayer to Lucifer
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 07:03:11 PM »
Those who worship the Anglo Jesus don't cotton much to Satanists. They're bending way over backward not to be burning Muslims at the stake. Don't expect them to be too ecumenical toward those who bow to the Prince of Darkness.

Religious freedom in America really means you can be whatever kind of nutty Christian sect you want, and you can be Jewish...well, because most Christians think they have something in common with Jews. Beyond that, tolerance falls off really quickly, among the proletariat.
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