Earlier today, a friend-o’-blog emailed us with this:
The honor of your presence is requested in Lake Worth, where City Commissioners, rather than face a lawsuit, granted the request of Miami atheist activist Preston Smith to give the invocation at last Tuesday’s commission meeting. Four out of five commissioners — in stalwart defense of god, mom and apple pie — left the room rather than hear the words of the unbeliever.
Perhaps the good city officials would be more receptive to a representative of the Satanic Church.
The emailer was also kind enough to provide this video:
Always on the lookout for an “opportunity to make a circus out of something gov’t related,” we fired in this email to the Lake Worth City Manager, cc’ing his colleagues:
My name is Chaz Stevens, father of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole. In case you’re not familiar with me (I dunno, you live in a cave), here’s a recent story about my pole.
I’d like permission to give a Satanic, yes Satan, invocation at an upcoming City Commission meeting. Everyone is welcome to sing along, or as is the recent case when Miami atheist activist Preston Smith gave the invocation, like Elvis, they can leave the building.