Sunday, May 11, 2014

Activist Wants To Offer Satanist Prayer In Florida After Town of Greece Decision

Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding sectarian prayer at city council meetings (see prior posting), Deerfield Beach, Florida activist Chaz Stevens has written to request the Deerfield Beach City Commission and the Florida state Senate each to allow him to open one of their sessions with a Satanist prayer. Raw Story reported on developments on Friday.  Last year Stevens used the state's neutral display policy to set up an 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans near a nativity display in the state Capitol. (See prior posting.) He said  that he recently converted from "Pabstfestidian" because "Satan is a cool dude." He added: "I just want equal billing. We allow various religious nutjobs to give a prayer. They pray to Jesus who is make-believe, god who is make-believe, why not Satan who is make-believe?"