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Official Invokes 'Hail Satan' at Alaska Government Meeting, Prompting Walkout

Satanic Temple member causes walkout at Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

 on 22nd June 2019 @ 1.00am
satanic temple member iris fontana caused a walkout after invoking  hail satan  during a meeting © press
Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana caused a walkout after invoking 'Hail Satan' during a meeting

An official invoked "Hail Satan" during an Alaska government meeting, prompting a walkout from attendees.

Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana caused several government officials and attendees to walk out of the meeting south of Anchorage this week by ending the opening prayer with “Hail Satan.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s previous policy stated that those delivering the invocation must be a member of a recognized church.

The rules were changed last October, however, when Alaska's Supreme Court decided in favor of the ACLU that the policy was unconstitutional, according to Alaskan Public Media.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly established the policy in 2016, but the policy has since been changed to read:

"Any invocation that may be offered at the beginning of the assembly meeting shall be a voluntary offering of a private person, to and for the benefit of the assembly.

"No member of the community is required to attend or participate in the invocation."

several officials walked out of the meeting following the  hail satan  invocation © press
Several officials walked out of the meeting following the 'Hail Satan' invocation

According to Fox News, Satanist Fontana was one of the plaintiffs in the case.

An atheist and a Jewish woman were also involved in the lawsuit.

“Let’s cast aside our differences, to use reason, logic, science, and compassion to create solutions for the greater good of our community,” Fontana said at the end of the invocation.

“It is done.

"Hail Satan.

"Thank you.”

 

iris fontana is a member of the temple of satan © press
Iris Fontana is a member of the Temple of Satan

The invocation also prompted an anti-Satan protest outside the building, Alaskan Public Media reported.

“God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation,” a man who flew from Pennsylvania for the event told KSRM radio.

“We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses.

"Lucifer is the eternal loser.

"Let’s keep him out.”

[RELATED] Jehovah's Witnesses Destroys Child Abuse Evidence to 'Escape from Satan'

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