City of Deerfield Beach
150 NE 2nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Re: Discrimination against Satanist
Dear Mr. Maurodis:
I am writing on behalf of concerned Florida members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), to alert you to serious constitutional concerns surrounding the City of Deerfield’s perceived refusal to allow a Satanist to give an invocation before a City Commission meeting. FFRF is a national nonprofit organization with more than 20,000 members nationally, including more than 900 members in Florida. We protect the constitutional separation of state and church. We understand that, despite the recent Supreme Court decision requiring invocation opportunities to remain open to minority religions and even the nonreligious, the Commission has exclusionary practice.