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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Satanists to give prayer at Phoenix City Council meeting
The 1st Amendment is a Bitch
(Associated Press) — Members of a satanic group will give the opening prayer at an upcoming Phoenix City Council meeting.
Some council members have objected, but city attorney Brad Holm says the government cannot exclude a religion from praying under such circumstances.
Satanic Temple member Stu de Haan says the group doesn't intend to do anything offensive. He says the Satanic Temple doesn't believe in a literal Satan but see the biblical Satan as a metaphor for rebellion against tyranny.
The Arizona Republic reports (see more ) that the temple will perform the invocation on Feb. 17.
The city's invocation has been delivered by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and people of other faiths. The temple submitted a request in December to give the prayer.