Satanic Invocation Roils Alaska Town Assembly Session

Some Christians of an Alaska town recognized evil when a declared Satanist proclaimed "hail Satan" as invocation for a session of the local government assembly, and they brought signs proclaiming Jesus, urging others to reject Satan. (Facebook photo)

The Christian Post – A Satanic Temple member opened a government meeting saying: hail Satan, prompting a walkout by residents and officials. Iris Fontana of the Satanic Temple delivered the invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

It marked the first by the Satanic Temple since the borough changed its policy in November to allowing anyone to deliver an invocation regardless of religion or belief.

“That which will not bend must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared,” Fontana said. “It is done, hail Satan.” About 40 protested the inclusion of a Satanic Temple invocation, some holding signs: “reject Satan and his works” and “know Jesus and His love.”

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