Several attendees at a authorities meeting open to the general public in Alaska walked out in protest after a gap prayer praised Satan.
The Associated Press reports the prayer, the place a lady declared “Hail Satan,” was given by Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana, who received the appropriate to open the meeting with an invocation of her selection.
“That which is not going to bend, should break, and that which could be destroyed by reality ought to by no means be spared as demise. It is finished, hail Satan,” Fontana mentioned to open the meeting, in accordance with native radio station KSRM
The controversial prayer Tuesday night time began the meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and prompted a number of attendees to exit.
A protest outdoors the borough’s administration constructing ensued, drawing 40 or so folks.
Fontana was reportedly amongst one of many plaintiffs in a lawsuit litigated by the ACLU of Alaska towards the borough after it permitted a coverage in 2016 to solely enable folks belonging to official organizations with an established presence on the Kenai Peninsula to offer invocations at conferences.
Last 12 months, the Alaska Supreme Court dominated that the borough coverage was unconstitutional and the coverage was modified to permit anybody to supply invocations no matter affiliation.