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Florida Town Must Open Meeting With Satanic Prayer or Violate Supreme Court Ruling

With the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding state-sponsored prayer, we’ve been wondering when someone would show “Christians” who choose to ignore Matthew 6:5, which tells believers not to make a public spectacle of prayer, exactly what a can of worms they have opened by demanding that public meetings be opened with a big, showy expression of faith.

Well, that day has come, friends! Less than three days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the town of Greece, NY’s claim that opening its meetings with what amounted to Christian-only prayer did not violate the Establishment clause of the Constitution (somehow), a Florida resident is putting the ruling to the test!

Chaz Stevens, who forced Florida Governor Rick Scott to allow him to display an eight-foot Festivus pole made of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans next to Deerfield Beach’s nativity scene has written to the city asking that he be allowed to open a meeting with a prayer to his god.

Stevens has converted to Satanism just in time to take advantage of the ruling. Stevens says that his change of faith is  just as legitimate as Christianity. “At Christmas, I was a Pabstfestidian. It’s legitimate — it’s based in as much reality as the Catholics. But unlike Catholic priests, we don’t rape little boys.”

However, he has converted to Satanism because,  “Satan is a cool dude. Think of all the people he’s in charge of. Do you want to be stuck listening to harp music in the afterlife? Hell no. I want to drink beer and hang with hookers.”

In a letter written to Deerfield Beach, he formally made his request:

Dear City of Deerfield Beach;

With the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing “prayer before Commission meetings” and seeking the rights granted to others, I hereby am requesting I be allowed to open a Commission meeting praying for my God, my divine spirit, my Dude in Charge.

Be advised, I am a Satanist.

Let me know when this is good for you.


Chaz Stevens, Calling in from Ring 6 of Dante’s Inferno”

If you are wondering if his “faith” is serious, it’s not–but his intent is. “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? Why discriminate against one make-believe god over another? Satan and I are being circumvented. The city of Deerfield Beach has once again declared war on religion — and this time it’s Satanism.”

Stevens has also made a request to the Department of Management asking to once again install his Festivus pole and for information on how to formally request that he be able to open a Florida state Senate session with a prayer to Satan.

Good morning to you. Hope all is well. I have two items that I need assistance with.

1. I’d like to (once again) install my PBR Festivus Pole in the Rotunda during the upcoming winter holiday season.

2. Given the recent US Supreme Court ruling (City of Greece, NY), I would like to open up a Session with a prayer to my god Satan. Kindly advise me how to seek approval for that.”

“To hold that invocations must be nonsectarian,” wrote Justice Kennedy, “would force the legislatures that sponsor prayers and the courts that are asked to decide these cases to act as supervisors and censors of religious speech, a rule that would involve government in religious matters to a far greater degree than is the case under the town’s current practice of neither editing or approving prayers in advance nor criticizing their content after the fact.”

In other words, prayer may glorify a particular god–including the Dark One.

We look forward to seeing Lord Lucifer uplifted in prayer in public meetings across the country.

About John Prager

John Prager
John Prager is an unfortunate Liberal soul who lives uncomfortably in the middle of a Conservative hellscape and likes to refer to himself as an "island of reason in a sea of insanity." While he is not a fan of politicians, period, he has developed a deep-seated hatred for the bigotry, fear mongering, and lies of the Right Wing. John also works as a counselor at one of Barry Soetoro's FEMA re-education camps and as a HAARP weather control coordinator. John's life's aspiration is to rule the world with an iron fist, or find that sock he's been looking for. John can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.
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  • PaulOnBooks

    I am the god of hellfire and I bring you
    Minutes of the last council meeting.

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  • sosodial8

    Whatever rights are involved and i respect respecting other peoples beliefs whether i believe them or not.
    What he’s doing is disrespectful and comes from a place of sheer disrespect and whatever good he may bring from this will always be overshadowed by his intolerance and disrespect

    • https://www.facebook.com/dennis.chapman.165 Dennis Chapman

      His intolerance? Are u serious? lol

      • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

        Criticizing beliefs is not being disrespectful to other people. The New Testament is full of such examples. To wit: Jesus criticizing public prayer; Jesus criticizing the priest and Levite in the parable of the Good Samaritan, or criticizing those who won’t help people in need.

        The Old Testament prophets were equally disparaging of the practice of solemn assemblies, tithing, and taking from the poor.

        To prohibit criticism of such beliefs is a violation of the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech. Such criticisms are also challenging the motives of the elected officials who wish to impose certain religious beliefs on their citizens who may not share those beliefs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Krakmann Krakmann Ika

    You Americans (I’m from Madrid, Spain) so tend to paint yourselves into a corner with these religious questions. Your issues with creationism, the 6k yo Earth and all such nonsense are received with incredulity even by religious people in the rest of the world. I can olny fantasize with what a far greater country you would be if you got rid of all the religious wackos you have in all levels of government/law system/media/etc.

  • https://www.facebook.com/JoeyCymbals Joey Cymbals

    Well people, that’s what Freedom of Cult means. Is not freedom of cult to the xtian god.
    As simple as that, there’s no need to clarify or debate about what some bible page has written. This is a constitutional right, only with a century of taboo on its details. Now the taboo is release…deal with it now.

    ~Atheist ;)~

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  • kneelie

    “Let us stand now, unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines born of fearful minds in darkened times. Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the Tree of Knowledge and dissipate our blissful and comforting delusions of old. Let us demand that individuals be judged for their concrete actions, not their fealty to arbitrary social norms and illusory categorizations. Let us reason our solutions with agnosticism in all things, holding fast only to that which is demonstrably true. Let us stand firm against any and all arbitrary authority that threatens the personal sovereignty of One or All. That which will not bend must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared its demise. It is Done. Hail Satan.” Lucien Greaves, The Satanic Temple

  • Ray

    Love it, absolutely beautiful.

  • DJ Vlad

    Mel, if you think it’s your place to judge others, you need to reread James 4:11-12.

    Buddhist prayer takes 20 to 30 minutes. I may need to start practicing.

    Namu Myoho Renge Kyo!

    • bushputz

      Someone really needs to request permission to say a prayer and give offering to Atum, who was an Egyptian god who created the universe through masturbation.

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  • Morri

    No, this is exactly what’s required to (eventually, hopefully?) make these religionists realize what they are doing. Do you demand that your barista recites a prayer before making your coffee? Your tax preparer? Why not?

    Whatever your answer was, that’s why this needs to be rid of.

    • https://www.facebook.com/stormchoir Jamie Bennett

      If a barista wants to bless my coffee to make it more delicious, sure! If there is a chance that I get a bigger tax return because my tax prepare person prayed to whatever god he believes in then I am all for it.

  • Ben

    Terrible idea. This is only going to make matters worse. In a country where our unification already teeters on the brink of disaster, we cheer acts like these that only seek to disparage and mock each other. This is a contribution to the problem and not a solution. What depraved mind would think that any good is going to come from this? Let the insults fly from all the foolish minds, but this man seeks only his own fame at the expense of our country. Like a child throwing a temper tantrum.

    • http://kenconviews.wordpress.com Ken

      Sounds like some Christians

    • Plushiecat

      The only ‘temper tantrums’ I see here are Christians who feel that their religion is the only one that should be permitted in a place where NO religion should be allowed at all. Now that it is? ANY religion–Muslim, Pagan, Dianetics, whatever–MUST be allowed.

      • https://www.facebook.com/stormchoir Jamie Bennett

        I look forward to the continuing rise of Paganism. It is about time our old religion comes back.

        • Jess Deerstein

          Jamie Bennett, I couldn’t agree more! I mean really, who’s ever heard of a Pagan or even Wiccan marriage in this country? I’d like to be wed in my own religion!

        • https://www.facebook.com/dennis.chapman.165 Dennis Chapman

          As do I brother!!!

    • dougindeap

      Your point was lost on the majority. The underlying purpose of separation of church and state is to avoid religious divisiveness. By sanctioning legislative prayer as an exception to that principle, the Court has invited the very divisiveness that such prayers engender. Prager is just letting those of the majority religion know that they’ll experience it as well.

  • Arthur Dent / H2G2

    I worship the Great Green Arklesiezure and am awaiting the time of the 2nd coming of the Great White Handkerchief to raise the faithful to the left nostril of the Great Nose and await salvation in the next Big Sneeze. Gesundheight.

  • https://www.facebook.com/oeaspence Omar Spence

    What conservative so called Christians fail to understand is that when you make a public spectacle of prayer, you make a mockery of it.

  • dougindeap

    Great! Just because the Supreme Court has narrowly held that the First Amendment does not prohibit city councils from sponsoring prayers in their meetings does not mean that it is a good idea. Just because they can does not mean they should. To the contrary, government sponsored prayer is (1) unnecessary, (2) divisive, and (3) contrary to the government’s obligation and function of serving all its citizens equally. Citizens can press this message by (1) repeatedly and persistently objecting to any government sponsored prayer and (2), if the government insists on sponsoring prayer, repeatedly and persistently calling for equal opportunity to offer “prayers” based on beliefs other than the mainstream. Perhaps the powers that be will tire of the circus after awhile and see the wisdom of refraining from unnecessary religious ceremonies and focusing instead on the public’s business.

    • Aaron

      It seems that you are missing the point. People have not been silent about upholding the separation of church and state. However, despite the very clear divide expected, measures like the Supreme Court decision being talked about are being pushed by groups looking to force the government to uphold Christianity as a national standard.

      If voicing concerns about the separation of church and state were to be enough this article wouldn’t exist. I absolutely agree that what is needed is to take these decisions to their logical extremes precisely to point out the absurdity of such court decisions.

      Hopefully the message will get through and the decision will be overturned.

      • dougindeap

        I think you misunderstand me. I have long and often championed the separation of church and state, and I am quite concerned about this decision and the risk of even worse decisions by this court. That said, while we can seek to overturn this decision (perhaps when some new justices join the court), in the meantime we can make the best of it by pressing each city council to refrain from legislative prayer or, if they insist on doing it, assure that the council members listen to plenty of prayers by those who believe something other than they do. The hope is that they’ll tire of it and abandon the practice.

        • James Smith

          This has nothing to do with separation of church and state. The constitution only limits the Federal Goverment’s power not a city where 99% of the people probably believe the same thing. The separation of church and state says that there can be no federal laws or preferences for a particular religion or lack of religion. A law banning public prayer would be a clear violation of the separation of church and state.

          • https://www.facebook.com/skip.moreland.5 Skip Moreland

            One problem with your theory, the constitution trumps local laws. It has done so in the past when communities tried to circumvent the constitution and it would in that case too. Ask virginia, other states, and the communities that banned integrated marriages. Civil rights are federal.

          • dougindeap

            While the First Amendment limited only the federal government, the Constitution was later amended to protect from infringement by states and their political subdivisions the privileges and immunities of citizenship, due process, and equal protection of the laws. The courts naturally have looked to the Bill of Rights for the important rights thus protected by the 14th Amendment and have ruled that it effectively extends the First Amendment’s guarantees vis a vis the federal government to the states and their subdivisions–hence the law does reach the city councils and public school teachers. While the founders drafted the First Amendment to constrain the federal government, they certainly understood that later amendments could extend the Bill of Rights’ constraints to state and local governments.

            Wake Forest University has published a short, objective Q&A primer on the current law of separation of church and state–as applied by the courts rather than as caricatured in the blogosphere. I commend it to you. http://divinity.wfu.edu/uploads/2011/09/divinity-law-statement.pdf

          • David Dunn

            It was the intent of our founders that laws of the federal government apply to individual citizens. “We must extend the laws of the federal government to the individual citizens of America,” wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Papers 15 and 23. You’re trying to make Justice Thomas’s bogus argument,

          • Karen Brown

            The Constitution’s purpose (and yes, it governs local regulations as well, where they conflict. We fought a war on that one, that side lost…even if they can’t seem to remember it) is specifically protect the minority. It doesn’t matter if 99 percent believe one thing, that one percent still are citizens and have all the rights of the other 99. That’s the POINT. What if those 99 percent were Buddhists (as can happen in some towns), or Muslims, or Hindus, or Pastafarians, or Satanists, for that matter, do Christians get denied representation?

            When these laws were made, most of the country was Christian, to be sure, but it wasn’t like Christianity was monolithic and lived together peacefully. The 100 years war in Europe was a religious war, but not between Christianity and something else, but different factions within Christianity. The Calvinists, Catholics, Lutherans and Unitarians fought each other just as viciously as any Crusade or Jihad. So, sure, when they made the rules, they were probably thinking those religious tests would mandate or forbid Catholics or Baptists from office, not Scientologists or Zoroastrians, but forbidden is forbidden, whether you’re talking a rosary or a mantra.

            So, yes, the Constitution applies to ALL levels of government, it is the primary legal document of our entire nation. Yes, you access to all the Bill of Rights, no matter how big your group is.

    • https://www.facebook.com/watitis.wonk Gerald Ira Cook

      Some in the atheist communities won’t respect the Supreme Court ruling on public prayer meetings, but this is their right. And I differ with atheism’s activism because of the way they have interpreted religion. Will’s “Thin skinned” was an appropriate header, because religion, “the truly faithful”, come to it solely by they’re own actions. Commitment to a faith is an act of submitting oneself to seek out an answer that may give rise to an opportunity when clarity is not immediately present. To serve oneself is to also serve others. This is what, a small few in atheism fail to recognize…

      • http://gravatar.com/djtevii djtevii

        Actually this statement, ““the truly faithful”, come to it solely by they’re own actions” is entirely false. MOST people fall into a faith because their parents or guardian RAISED them to believe that particular faith…. So in all actuality it negates “free will” the supposed gift from god. Irony huh?

      • https://www.facebook.com/joseph.borrelli1 Joseph Borrelli

        Like a slave. Cause most people are born into to religion and out not found.

        • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

          The Greece NY ruling is not only an attack on religious freedom, but it also limits free speech. No disparaging remarks can be made about religion.

      • https://www.facebook.com/skip.moreland.5 Skip Moreland

        Serving is what most christians fail to do or even understand that they are suppose to. They think they are doing the lord’s work by insisting that everyone else falls in line with them.

  • https://www.facebook.com/peggy.lockhart1 Peggy Lockhart

    Hahaha! I Think I Love him.

  • Taylor

    Hah! I like this guy. Not crazy about his chosen God but his message is one of complete tolerance and practicing what you preach, and that’s downright admirable. He also wants to hang out with hookers… Which Jesus also actually did. All this makes for a very strange comment from a Christian defending the rights of a Satanist. Not sure how that works, but as Jesus said; “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”

    • http://gravatar.com/zanzu203 Adam

      What a coincidence, he isn’t crazy about his chosen god either. Says in the article he doesn’t seriously worship Satan. He picked Satan purely to rile up the christians for allowing state-sponsored prayers, they wanted it and now they’re getting it, just not the way they imagined it.

  • John Deering

    What a hypocrite Chaz Stevens is. Complete hypocrite.

    He admits he DOES NOT believe in any of the things that he is FIGHTING to have the right to express worship of. Admitting he is joking and lying and just doing it “to piss off Christians”.

    He pretends to have a religion, but admits he believes in none of it. Wanna know the most hypocritical part of it?

    While trying to convince us that religion wastes our time, and wastes our lives, he has applied all his limited time on Earth to filling out all these official forms, not to establish a new religion, but to establish new joke religions, mock prayers, to leave the structure of our society in chaos. He wants to pee or poo on anything with God or Jesus on it, and insists on being allowed to erect a pile of beer cans next to every religious symbol, because he says it’s all bullshit anyway.

    Given that his motivation is to trample on people’s religions, they should REALLY have a new law saying you have to actually BELIEVE what you’re selling to others, or at least require you to sign your name agreeing that you’re not intentionally misleading just to get money or to mock religions.

    • Comicus

      Mr. Deering, how many of the nominally Christian politicians you support would pass your litmus test? How would you propose how one might confirm the intentions of your hypothetical signer? We all have freedom to believe in whatever spiritual guides we prefer but we do not have the right to be free from criticism or ridicule for doing so.

    • https://www.facebook.com/my.acts.of.sedition My-Acts Of-Sedition

      From the right-wing-Christian-Holy-Shit-We-Can-Have-That side of things, comes this question — “I thought progressives were supposed to support all beliefs and lifestyles?”

      Well, you are close. The right to hold and profess beliefs is one of the most precious of Enlightenment secular values. The right to have those beliefs respected is enshrined nowhere.

      So #SuckItUp.

      As to the SCOTUS ruling, the people who have tried to make this into a Christian Theocracy had avoided trying to inflict their faith on the rest of us by any means necessary and that includes via prayer in public school (overt and covert), attempts at legislation that force religious compliance, and the constant practice of freezing or squeezing other faiths from expressing themselves in the public square.

      The Christian Extremists, those are the ones that made the case for me.

      I am simply pointing out the obvious.
      You don’t believe, therefore aren’t allowed to pray.

      Actually, my request for a Satanic prayer holds 100% to my belief system. It is totally inline with my way of thinking and believing.

      Allow me to explain.

      My life long belief is that ALL religion is make believe, be it Christ, Allah, Satan, Justin Bieber…

      Since there are no religious tests in this country (or at least those are the words we mumble), how can I — who sincerely holds a belief that religion is not genuine at all — be accused of being insincere, and how can my belief be trumped by any other citizens?

      I am absolutely, categorically genuine in my belief.

      My belief is to mock all religions. That’s my faith. I create a make-believe straw man, in this case Satan, and then use that as a vehicle to carry forward my message of ridicule, scorn, and derision.

      Oh, and by the way, what happened to my rights?

      Do I suddenly get a different set of civil rights for being a non-believer or a satirist – or is it because I don’t believe in Christianity?


      • Sgt. Jeffery Humphrey

        Preach it brother!!! Hail Satan!

      • https://www.facebook.com/ChuckNellett Chuck Nellett

        You are great, I’d like to join you in your antics to prove a point and make fun of any and all religions. ROCK ON BROTHER!

      • Phil boone

        Not to be ironic, but AMEN!

    • Peter Brockert

      Getting business owners to sign something saying they believe in their own product would crumble Wall Street and, thus, the US economy. Next you’ll be suggesting we hold CEO’s accountable for their company policies and send them to jail instead of just pay a fine and not admit negligence when their mine collapses or their oil rig pollutes the Gulf.
      As for him being hypocritical, how can that be if he admits he is doing all this to prove a point or to embarass the radical right who think only Christian prayers are valid.

    • Aaron

      What he is actually fighting for the the separation of church and state.

      It has absolutely nothing to do with what he believes or doesn’t believe. He is attempting to point out the absurdity of the court decision that works to close the very necessary divide between religion and government.

      It’s not mockery at all. Separation of church and state is a important and fundamental part of what this county is founded on. Court decision like the one he is basing this on are being driven by groups attempting to get the government to establish Christianity as America’s national religion.

      It isn’t and shouldn’t be.

      I absolutely support him because the best way to show the absurdity of this court decision is to let it go to its logical extremes.

    • Argot

      So you want the government to be able to haul you into court and prove to some judge’s satisfaction that your religious beliefs are sincere?

      • https://www.facebook.com/skip.moreland.5 Skip Moreland

        It’s strange isn’t it, the rest of us must prove our sincerity of our beliefs while the ‘christians’ are trying to pass laws allowing them to discriminate without having to prove their sincerity of their religion. I didn’t use belief for them, because I do believe that the ‘christians’ are very sincere in their hate beliefs.

    • NDT

      We have a genius here!!^ Captain obvious!! No sh*t he doesn’t believe in the BS that is religion, none of us do. But the Christians are pissing everyone else off, haven’t you noticed? Or are you too wrapped up in your fairy tale world to realize the damage your false beliefs are causing? It’s sad that someone has to take such drastic measures to put the religious nut jobs back in their place.

    • Barney Muldoon

      How do you know how much time this person spends on his projects? It seems he just wants religion out of government.

  • Patrick

    Oh great now it’s got to be Satin 8itch slapping people for not allow the greedy to do as they wish to them. To be honest all the greedy sobs’ are satin worshipers, but this guy just wants to live his life free. I say so be at he is not hurting anyone. Up next the famous all mighty door knob. I wonder if the bible shovers have figured out yet why all prayer was banned from government paid events? Is it really all about them? Has it ever been only about them?

    • nm weirdo

      Satin worshipping, hah

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

    At least six times in the decision, the justices made the comment in referring to a Marsh case, wrote, “The Court instructed that the ‘content of the prayer is not of concern to judges,’ provided ‘there is no indication that the prayer opportunity has been exploited to proselytize or advance any one, or to disparage any other, faith or belief.’ “

    That is an attack on the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. Are the justices so unaware of biblical teachings to recognize that much of what’s in the Bible contains many irreverent, disparaging remarks about religion?

    Thomas Jefferson’s observation that the virgin birth is a fable comparable to that of Minerva coming out of the brain of Jupiter would be forbidden because of its disparaging remark about the virgin birth.

    Those of us who share Jefferson’s beliefs would be forbidden to express our beliefs. Were we to proclaim that stardust we are and stardust we shall return would disparage creationists’ religious views. To claim that the universe is our creator would likewise be considered disparaging.

    To cite Jesus’ teaching about public prayer that too disparages the whole concept of public prayers.

    The Old Testament prophets were notorious for making disparaging remarks about religion, including prayers, fasting and religious rituals.

    The Apostle Paul claiming that the whole Law and Prophets are summed up in the one command, love your neighbor as yourself. That disparages religions that base their belief system on Old Testament teachings.

    The writer of Hebrews said that the Old Testament is useless and passing away likewise disparages religion.

    The Court has gone into the business of defining what religious beliefs are acceptable and which are not. The views of our founders clearly are not acceptable to this Court.

    • https://plus.google.com/101224726595763813625 Justin Holmes

      No moron, the court is saying ALL religious beliefs are acceptable. And atheism doesn’t believe the universe created us. Atheism doesn’t recognize or believe in a God. Big difference. Stop trying to twist things to fit your idiotic views. By the way, most of us grow out of fairy tales when we grow up.

      • Dave Shapiro

        Not so! Most still believe in fairy tales and call themselves Chritians, Hindus, Muslims, etc.

      • Rowan

        “The universe created us” just means “nothing external to the universe created humanity”. The person you are yelling at is obviously an atheist too, so complaining about “idiotic views” is pretty ironic.

        NB: Before you start on me as well, I’m also an atheist.

    • Anna

      Thomas Jefferson’s remarks are only seen as disparaging to belief on the Virgin birth because we see belief in the ancient Gods and Myths as foolish. Your other two examples are statements of belief and don’t disparage opposing belief since they say nothing about people who believe otherwise. The fact that most people are not capable of hearing someone disagree with them without feeling disparaged is the biggest problemwe have in a pluralistic society.

      I would have no problem with a meeting being opened by a Moslem prayer or a Hindu one since that would not be disparaging to my beliefs but a self proclaimed athiest pretending to be a Satanist has as his main purpose the disparaging and suppression of my beliefs. I am not OK with that.

      • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

        Your argument is all the more reason why no government should involve itself in religion. You’re offended by Satanists. So what’s new? Everybody’s beliefs are going to offend someone else because of their beliefs. That’s the nature of religions.

        That’s all the more reason why our founders conceived of a wall of separation between church and state. It was good sense then, it’s good sense now. The Rober’s Court screwed up on this one.

  • Kris

    I came here for the butthurt

  • http://www.quickmeme.com/Good-Guy-Lucifer/ Satan is actually the good guy.

    Hold on there. In the Bible God slaughters literally millions of innocent people. I don’t see Satan doing that. How come you’re rooting for someone who goes around slaughtering people for ridiculous reasons? Someone who supports slavery for crying out loud. Jesus had a chance to repudiate all the evil in the old testament and he said no, it’s all good. If you think that love and slavery and slaughter are all the same thing, go right ahead celebrating things in Jesus name. Otherwise – hey, what is it that Satan did in the bible that’s as bad as all that?

    • Misty

      he advocated knowledge and logic. The horror.

      • Sir Reginald Von Bartlesby

        Nope, he just wanted to rule heaven, so that he could wipe out all humanity, because he was a jealous and spoilt child that hated how much god loved us more than the angels.
        that’s literally his thing

        • https://www.facebook.com/manolo.bermudez.98 Manolo Bermudez

          I wonder if God knew the Satan would turn out like that when He created him? Oh wait he is omniscient. Then who`s supposed to be responsible?

      • Quinn, Adam

        You are right, the Devil gave humans critical thinking, which God didn’t want. He wanted us to not eat from the tree of knowledge of whatever the hell so we could basically be thought-slaves for eternity, but the devil did us a favor and turned the tables there with a single conversation.
        Also, the devil killed a grand total of 10 people in the bible, while God killed somewhere around 2.3 million.
        He understands human nature, but doesn’t judge you for being human.
        He accepts god’s unwanted children unconditionally.
        And still, he’s the dickhead. Why? Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s our silent guardian, a watchful protector…

        A dark Knight!

        • Sgt. Jeffery Humphrey

          Cs BatMan!!!

  • Kerri

    Let him pray curses upon himself. So sad. May the True and Living God reveal hisf to this man and all who support him. In Jesus name.

    • Barney Muldoon

      Bippity boppity boo. Amen.

      • http://gravatar.com/madcapfeline madcapfeline

        Thanks for that. My sides hurt, and I can’t breathe.

        • Barney Muldoon

          You’re welcome.

    • https://www.facebook.com/futurewelterweight Jason Keating

      And here come the crazies. You’ve already missed the point. This man doesn’t believe in any religion or deity. They are all make believe. He is doing this to make the point that people besides Christians have beliefs too, and they deserve as much “airtime” for their beliefs as Christians.

      • John Deering

        Jews and Muslims have the right to voice their beliefs and opinions, yes. But not someone who claims his religion is Satanism, but otherwise claims to be a militant atheist. Basically he’s really a militant atheist, says he’s a Satanist but he’s not, he just wants either to piss people off, or to show everyone that everyone’s religion is stupid to him.

        • https://www.facebook.com/watitis.wonk Gerald Ira Cook

          You know what is said of misery sir right?

        • Robert

          But what about Hindus? Only about a billion of them in the world. What about Shintoism? A fair number of the Japanese still rate themselves as that religion. Do Buddhists count? And what about Unitarian Universalists – who worship all of mankind’s religions? Can they only say the parts of their services that reflect your chosen 3 religions?

          I mean really – what a fool you are to think that you can limit a person’s right to choose a religion by what happens to be popular. You either have to allow them all…or, better yet, allow none.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kevin.war.948 Kevin War

          Well, since most Satanists are atheists anyway, your whole point is rendered moot. That’s the thing about us pesky atheists, we actually understand his religion, your religion, her religion, their religion, and what we don’t understand, we’re willing to learn. We simply don’t believe them to be true, or related to reality, for that matter.

    • https://plus.google.com/115470387525904128167 Henry Landivar

      Ave Satanas. Yes in your gods name, let this man find the true god of Satan. Be be to Satan.

    • Jennifer McGrath

      I agree, let the True And Righteous, One And Only God show Himself to this heathen. Oh Holy, Pasta! We implore you, forgive this satanist!

      May the Holy Pasta be with you, Kerri.

      • jarabusa

        u believe in the giant spaghetti monster in the sky too? i thought my friend was the only one

      • Vance


        • Kellie


    • Todd

      Get over yourself. Only a real christian would curse someone else that does not believe the same thing they do. How dare you curse someone in Jesus’ name. Shame on you.

    • Marc

      What makes your god real and all the others false? Where is your evidence? Belief is not truth; it’s the product of a delusional imagination.

      • George

        All that exists is incontrovertible evidence for God’s existence, and we will all be held accountable and without excuse for rejecting Him.

        • https://www.facebook.com/amdtech Aaron Daniel

          If it was incontrovertible, you’d think every single person on the planet would believe it.

          • David Dunn

            That’s justt another unsubstantiated opinion.

        • mytopsecretid

          There isn’t one stinking shred of evidence for the genocidal filth you vomiit up that passes muster with people who aren’t gullible fools.

          NOT ONE.

          And you’ve only had 2000 years to cough up something that isn’t ridiculous, while your hate deities shrink into ever small gaps of probability.

          Sucks to be you.

        • DrGonzo512

          Since I don’t believe in god, that’s like telling me that I better not pout, I better not cry, or else Santa isn’t going to bring me any gifts.

        • http://gravatar.com/madcapfeline madcapfeline

          incontrovertible… I do not think that means what you think it means… #MontoyaMonday

        • Karen Brown

          All that exists is incontrovertible proof of Eru’s existence and all will be held accountable for their rejection. Ok, now if you have incontrovertible proof that just because stuff exists, your God must exist and is somehow responsible for the existence of stuff, then I’m here to listen. (BTW, the Bible says so is NOT proof.)

      • Peter Brockert

        Christians are the only people I know who are so good at deluding themselves that they believe they are monotheistic yet worship the Holy Trinity.

    • kealin

      Lol you forget Kerri with out your fake god there wouldn’t be a fake satan either. Its you Christians that have created the one thing you hate most. To belive in god is to believe in satan and vias versa.

    • furyianfyre

      Thank the great Sky-Father Zeus for this! No more do we have to live in shame for following your edicts and laws! Thunder on, Great One! Hail Zeus!

    • Will

      All hail Unicron! The Chaos Bringer! Those who are loyal shall be devoured last!

    • mytopsecretid

      Hooey hooey and more genocidal filth hooey. All you christers have is genocidal threats when you’re exposed for being as deluded as you are.

      Get a new schtick. Your threats are as empty as they are disgusting.

  • http://gravatar.com/tiipou Herr Nadelschloss

    It’s Matthew 6:5
    Stay true to good cause!

  • Johnny Comment

    Yet another intellectual wannabe who misses the point. There is a huge difference between stupidity and “activism”. Intelligent people are agnostic and tolerant, not atheist and obnoxious.

    • Barney Muldoon

      Your last sentence is patently ridiculous. I know intelligent atheists and deists and theists and christians and buddhists and agnostics and on and on. Your comment was quite obnoxious itself.

    • Marc

      Sorry, Johnny Comment. We’re going to have to ask you to leave… and, take your false dichotomy with you.

    • Derek Mathias

      Just so you know, agnosticism and atheism are not mutually exclusive. Most people who are agnostic are also atheists, because they don’t claim to know whether gods exist but they don’t believe in any gods either.

    • epicwang

      Uh, hate to break it to you, but atheism means a lack of theism, weather you are open to new evidence or not.

      There is no fuzzy gray area, either you believe or you don’t.

    • Joe Mamma

      I’d love to be a tolerant agnostic but the screeching fundies are making that imposible. They want to impose their beliefs, outlandish at best, hateful at worst, on the rest of us by rule of law.

      I can’t sit idly by while they make that happen, and I’m glad people like this are making a stand.

      • Robert

        +100. I used to be a tolerant agnostic – until some fools decided to start teaching my children “science” that made no logical sense, had no proof via scientific methods, and was in many cases laughable – but happened to agree with their little ancient texts. At that point, tolerance had to go out the window – because I will not have innocent children LIED TO about the history of the universe, the age of the planet, or whether we ever rode dinosaurs. Might as well go back to teaching them the earth is flat and witches float. And THAT is why I am an “obnoxious atheist”…to protect my children’s minds from gobbeldy gook designed to enrich the church, not foster their understanding of this amazing universe.

  • Lina

    I love this, though I think the point still goes largely over the heads of the religious, within politics. They don’t get that often times these alternate religious observances aren’t taken seriously; rather, they are an attempt to demonstrate the absurdity of including sectarian ANYTHING in any sort of government/political proceedings, as opposed to just leaving things neutral.

    It’s nice that the Supreme Court is concerned about freedom of speech, but relevance is an issue. What next, an epic poetry slam to open things? Just hold the friggin’ meeting, to carry out its intended purpose, and leave irrelevant crap out of it. Good grief.

  • http://gravatar.com/roadworker roadworker

    Just when you thought that Florida had nothing to offer the world, comes this wonderful piece of entertainment. I look forward to seeing the performance on youtube.

    • https://www.facebook.com/stanley.r.newton Stanley Rama Newton

      Yeah, hopefully they allow him to pray to Satan and it gets recorded and uploaded to youtube! Hopefully he has a dozen scantily clad women painted with red (devil) skin to accompany him. This is sooo awesome.

  • George

    I often find myself rolling my eyes while patiently waiting for someone to finish some sort of prayer or ceremony in the name of their deity of choice (i.e. “usually the same one their parents told them to worship”)
    it won’t hurt those in the majority to sit patiently and roll their eyes while someone else takes a turn playing make-believe.

  • AtheistLib

    Need to invent new religion… Like one where praying to getting smashed before meetings… That should liven things up a bit.

  • austinbikergirl

    So cool. So my open prayers to Oden and Valhalla are mandatorily accepted by supreme court rulings? Please tell me it is so. Texas is so gonna love my new found legal rights within its congressional meetings.

    • furyianfyre

      Lord Odin asks that you spell his name correctly.

      • DHyrumVaughn

        He meant Miami Heat center Greg Oden

        • http://ourpoorworld.wordpress.com johnsenrc

          Can Christians have public stoning again, too.

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

            If they keep whittling away at the wall of separation between church and state. They have vowed to tear it down one brick at a time. The Greece NY decision is one such example. Charter schools and private school vouchers are another.

          • Vance

            currently only in Colorado.

          • George

            Christians NEVER had stonings, let alone any form of capital punishment, that was permissible by the Bible.

          • https://www.facebook.com/skip.moreland.5 Skip Moreland

            Christians didn’t use stoning, they burnt people at the stake or boiled them in hot oil.

        • El_Lobo

          That’s Dr. Glass to you!

    • Sgt. Jeffery Humphrey

      Hail Cousin!

      • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

        Only so long as they don’t disparage fundamentalist orthodox Christianity. You can’t quote Thomas Jefferson’s view that the Christian god was a pedophile. He was in the womb of a virgin, estimated by theologians to be about 13-year-old. Neither can you claim that irreverence is the champion of liberty as Mark Twain commented.

        The Court severely limited your freedom of speech with its Greece NY ruling.

  • Heika

    “Since the inalienable right to pray is given by a “creator” Satan which christians oppose. I would think the only type of prayer that Satan would give to us is to Him.”

    Fixed it for you, Lance.

  • Ash

    Just to let you know, the Court can rule against this guy because his belief isn’t sincere. Find a real Satanist and you have a better case.

    • Stfual

      There is no god, there is no satan.
      Someone who sincerely believes in either is one or all of deluded, indoctrinated, uneducated or insane. None of those people should be involved in public office. Of course there are many people who pretend to believe in god to socially fit in or to get what they want from the system. That makes them either cowards or manipulative and they should not be involved in public office either.

      • Stfual… Pfffft

        Talk about uneducated. Do you know for certain that there is no God or no satan? If so, how? How do you as a mere human being know that? Just because you don’t believe in something or know that it exists doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. People pretend to believe in God to fit in? Lmao! That’s a new one!! It sounds to me that you believe in your own ego more than anything else.

        • betty white

          No body knows for sure what happens when they die. A guess, assumption or even someone’s true belief is just as good as anyone’s else.

        • Norma Nobbov

          At least their ego exists. Surely something that is provable must have a far better claim to legitimacy than a made up deity. I believe in their ego too!

          • nana

            I don’t believe in anyone’s ego…except my own :P

        • http://gravatar.com/leonlaporte Leon LaPorte

          I know there is no god or devil the same way I know there is no tooth fairy, Easter bunny, nor Santa Claus.
          Pretty simple really.

        • https://plus.google.com/+RupertNeethling Rupert Neethling

          Irrelevant. Nobody questions the sincerity of people who call themselves Christian, regardless of their true motives.

        • Stephen

          How do you know that the pasta god Ramen isn’t real? do you have proof? How do you as a mere human being know that?

          • Rudy White

            I have supped upon his noodly appendage and taken hit tomato sauce into my soul.

        • Mike

          What planet have you been living on that no one has ever pretended to be religious for personal/financial gain, or to avoid being attacked? Uranus?

          Also, the idea that because you can’t prove a god doesn’t exist is one of the most debunked and mentally stunted rebuttals religulous people use. Can you prove I’m not flying right now, upside down typing on this keyboard with my feet on the ceiling? I guess it’s probably true then….

          … and that is why we invented the Flying Spaghetti Monster. To show that a completely madeup story is 100% as provable as “something you cannot disprove”, thus bringing the conversation back down to reality.


        • Prove it

          Why must anyone have to prove that a deity does not exist?! That’s not how things work. The burden is on “believers” like you to prove that it DOES exist. Religious people are the only ones who always ask others to prove non-existence. There is no actual factual basis in a belief in Christianity or any other religion (or there would no longer be a question), so stop asking people to prove it. How do you think your religion is more believable than say, the Greek or Roman gods, or the Nordic mythology. They are all mythology, essentially bedtime stories. Now, prove to me that Zeus doesn’t exist, and I’ll start thinking about Christianity.

        • epicwang

          Do you believe in Gandalf? He’s in a book, though. How do you /know/ he’s made up?

        • Pinche Chupacabra

          Didn’t you learn any thing from the Santo Claus Exposé ?

        • Roger L. Satterlee

          Your “God” is just that, *your* ego making shadow puppets to amuse and aggrandize its puny insecure Self….: )

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.dunn1?ref=name David Dunn

            Do you know for certain there is a god? According to the Gospel of Philip, man made god; therefore god should worship man. If you can believe in an eternal god, why can’t I believe in an eternal universe?

          • Roger L. Satterlee

            Heh, I meant any “god,” David….: )

            It’s hard for me to know who is replying to whom in this thread anyway…: )

            I think that there are plenty of natural mysteries to ponder, and see no honor in avoiding those real challenges by just making up a lot self-serving tribal god nonsense. The aim of Religion is always political, not spiritual. This is why they insist on public prayers in govt settings.

        • Robert

          Is there a God? By that a being that transcends the universe as we know it? There MAY be such a thing. But I can state with 100% accuracy that such a being has never revealed himself to any human, nor does he direct our fates, nor does he intervene is said fates…otherwise there would be PROVABLE evidence of such being, and there is not.

          However, while I cannot disprove god, I CAN prove that most people are really, really afraid to die, and will happily listen to whatever stories you make up that may give them some alternative.

          So of the two options, there is substantially more evidence that religion is a crutch for people that cannot contemplate their own deaths, than that such a god exists and has shown themselves to us.

      • http://Jesúsname juan

        Did you say people follow God to Fit in….

        I’m sorry but you do realize christian get it the worse specially in a generation like this…

        • Brandon

          Please spare us the Christian persecution sob story. Christians are not persecuting because other people don’t share your beliefs. People don’t protest the opening of a church. You aren’t being stopped at airports because you look like you belong to another religion. The worst thing that happens is people disagree with you…. sometimes. Oh wow, it is so bad for you I didn’t realize. Try being ANY other religion and that is a daily occurrence. Damn near hourly. And if Christians weren’t always trying to get their faith into government then there would never really be an issue. You do realize that back when Christians actually WERE being persecuted it was because it wasn’t the “state sponsored religion” right? This is why it baffles me that anyone would want to invite that back into their lives.

        • Bone Wilder

          Go to Syria and proclaim your faith with such arrogance and then we can talk about persecution. Well, I’ll talk about it, your decapitated head will sit in silent agreement!

    • https://www.facebook.com/reikipower227 Adrian Lehman-Sizemore

      the burden is on them to prove what isnt in his heart in this case! will they then make the argument that we cannot know whats in a persons heart? I think this will reach further than anything our do nothing congress can remedy with proper legislation, bolstering the separation between church and state and denouncing christian sharia laws and those who support them! we do not need to become iran with theocracy hanging like swords over our heads and the best way to fight this is to use the laws and means available to us to get the system we want!
      all Hail the Hypnotoa….

    • http://gravatar.com/mls83 mls83

      I don’t know about that, I don’t think there is a way for the SCOTUS to test whether or not his belief is sincere. If it’s a recognized religion, I’m pretty sure anyone can practice it, whether they really believe in it or not.

    • https://www.facebook.com/Ang.leisure Slightly Leisure

      There is no way to test anyone’s faith, Unless you want to weigh your soul against Ma’at’s feather, but then, you can only do that after you die.
      Satanism, and the Church of Satan both have 501c3 tax paperwork, thus, making them ‘real’ religions in this nation.
      If he tells me he’s a Satanist, I believe him, and I applaud him for calling the courts on their stupidity

    • kay kay

      There are many Christians that are not sincere, you can not prove it though. Why would the Satanist be different?

  • Dave

    First of all, this jackass didn’t force the governor to do anything. The idiot ave. he could have simply told this jerk that “Festivus” is not a known religion. That is fake religion made famous by a tv show. His display could have been ordred down because it “purposely” offends. that’s the difference in this law and the guidelines about it. The same with council. They could simply say that opening a town meeting with a satanic prayer goes against the founding fathers principles and beliefs. The country was founded on certain principles dealing with right and wrong the founding fathers used from their different religious beliefs.

    • http://ourpoorworld.wordpress.com johnsenrc

      But all religions are fake. Not one can prove itself real. It’s all about belief and belief does not make any religion real.

    • Kiernan Daugherty

      You realize the founding fathers all believed in religious freedom. Meaning we have to honor satanists as well as christians and Jews and Muslims and all the other religions. The founding fathers most of them were against christianity more than they were against satanism.

      • George

        53 of the 55 founding fathers were open Christians, ministers who went to seminary, and abolitionists whose fight against slavery was rooted in the Bible. Your comment is blatantly and absolutely FALSE.

    • Jerry

      If the founding fathers were so adamant that our country be founded on “Christian values” (whatever that means), they would have mentioned that in the Constitution somewhere, right? Funny they didn’t. But I digress. Festivus is no more and no less made up or fake than Christianity, Islam, pastafarianism, satanism or any other belief systems that rely on an imaginary friend.

      • http://gravatar.com/madcapfeline madcapfeline

        I prefer the term invisible sky bully. Imaginary friends are at least comforting. And they don’t throw tantrums that wipe out the entire population of the globe at random intervals.

    • http://hypocriticaloaf.wordpress.com vrahx

      The founding fathers were vehemently against ANY religious aspect be it prayer, iconography or religious values being any part of our government. Look up the Treaty of Tripoli or any of Ben Franklin’s dozens of anti-religious comments. They wanted a completely secular government/country where people who had faith would keep it to themselves and not spout mindless crap about Gods to their constituents or in public speeches let alone in classrooms or courthouses.

      • George

        Benjamin Franklin was one of only a couple among the entire group of 55 founding fathers that was anti-religion. Overwhelmingly, the founding fathers were openly Christian, and advocated for Christian principles.

        • Educated Peasant

          Wow, just wow. So easy to educate yourself with simple research. Yet you choose to continue to believe this and pass it on. It’s just so sad that so many Christians actually keep spreading this. Have you ever read anything by any of the founding fathers at all? They were almost to a man involved in gnosticism, Illuminism, and mysticism. Their anti-Abrahamic quotes are so easy to find that to NOT find them means you really WANT to believe differently. Again just so sad, because there’s no reason for any to have to believe or not – just read and see actual evidence.

    • Ryan King

      And Christianity is a ‘fake’ religion made up by a bunch of people thousands of years ago and is now being taught from a book that nobody can prove is any more real or fact vs fiction then the tv show in questions. The founding fathers, also believed in ‘Separation’ of church and state, it’s right there in the rules. But most Christian people seem to think it’s only a separation of every ‘other’ religion and state. Sorry to burst your bubble. But you either allow ALL religions or you allow none.

    • https://www.facebook.com/james.lorello.9 James Lorello

      Hey, bonehead… all religions are fake…what makes this more fake??

    • Josue

      “…Festivus” is not a known religion. That is fake religion made famous by a tv show. ”

      This is contradictory. Which one is it? Is it an unknown religion, or a religion made famous? How precisely does his display of faith purposely offend? It might offend the members of other faiths, but that is just the consequence of differing beliefs. His intention was not to offend.

      “They could simply say that opening a town meeting with a satanic prayer goes against the founding fathers principles and beliefs.”

      No. That would not do.

    • https://www.facebook.com/Ang.leisure Slightly Leisure

      you do know that people really do celebrate Festivus now.. right? All holidays started out as made up. Valentine’s? Mother’s Day? Made up. A day becomes a holiday, because people decide it is one.
      The founding fathers were Masons, deists, and closet Atheists. They created this nation to NOT be bound by faith, but to be bound by reason. It’s a sadness that their hard work has been systematically destroyed by People who make Puritans seem liberal.

    • http://www.openbible.info/topics/praying_in_public Matthew 6:1-34

      you realize all religions are fake…
      Can’t we then force down all Christian idols for the same reasons since it says mulitpul times not to make Idol images nor to pray in public, so in that regard the current christian agenda in the United States is NOT REAL CHRISTIANITY
      you are all going to hell Matthew 6:1-34

      • George

        An idol is something you worship. A painting of Jesus isn’t an idol until you start worshipping it. You’re really stretching and tearing verses bleeding from their context. The passage in Matthew makes it clear that you should not pray “to be seen by others”. If your prayer is one solely given to impress others, then you should not do it.

    • http://barnabus50.wordpress.com barnabus50

      Actually, the founding father’s beliefs were more influenced by the Enlightenment thought of the 18th century than any religion. The ideals of the Enlightenment valued reasoning over dogma and traditional religion. When they use the word “God”, they weren’t thinking of an omniscient deity as we do today, but rather Nature in general . In fact, Nature took on a whole meaning of its own and later became very influential in thinking about what is appropriate and what isn’t. Gender differences with respect to the type of work one does was determined in the 19th century to be masculine or feminine. So, while it is natural for a man to work a field, it is not “natural” for a man to clean house. Too often today we justify Christian ideals and claim that they originated from the founding fathers when in fact those same people loathed the way the church had controlled life in Europe. Hence, the emphasis on freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

      • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.dresslerforrest Dawn Cherry Dressler Forrest

        Bravo! Very Well Said.

      • Educated Peasant

        Thank you.

    • Barney Muldoon

      Which principals of the founding fathers would praying to Satan violate? Bet you a dollar you can’t answer that.

    • Laura

      The family of the writer who wrote that Seinfeld Episode actually celebrated Festivus. He grew up celebrating Festivus, which is where he got the idea for the episode. A religion only celebrated by one family doesn’t make it any less of a religion. You can do your research before making absolute statements, or you can just listen to your pastor and friends and sound ignorant.

  • Lance Winkler

    Since the inalienable right to pray is given by a “creator” God which satanists deny. I would think the only type of prayer that God would give to us is to Him.

    • http://ourpoorworld.wordpress.com johnsenrc

      Who said god has to be the creator?

    • Ryan

      You obviously know nothing about Satanism. I’m not a Satanist, but I don’t post ignorant comments. Educate yourself before you decide to speak up.

    • Kiernan Daugherty

      It’s not given by god, the right to pray is given by the Constitution.

    • https://www.facebook.com/likeasailorwithhiswoundsbeingsalted Justin Beck

      It’s called free will, dumbass. Like what Adam and Eve exercised when they ate the apple. What Abraham exercised when he fucked Hagar. What Pilate exercised when he found Jesus guilty of no crime and attempted to turn him over to the Jews for prosecution. It happens.

      • Barney Muldoon

        How can it be “free will” when there are consequences attached to the wrong decision?

        • https://www.facebook.com/likeasailorwithhiswoundsbeingsalted Justin Beck

          Is this a serious question, or are you being facetious? It’s free will because you have a choice to do it or not, regardless of consequences. Just like speeding, smoking, or robbing a bank. All of these have consequences, and yet people choose to do them. Because they can. It’s “free” in the sense of “unfettered”, not in the sense of “no cost”. Wheeeeew…

    • https://www.facebook.com/johnny.lindstedt Johnny Lindstedt

      Would you deny a hindu to open a prayer? Or is it only “satanists”? Anyone following any of the different faith lines of the judeo-christian faith are so bigoted that they don’t even understand it themselves. I’m not american but at least i stand more for the constitution than most americans. Why don’t you just quit “capitalism” already and create either a communist state (your version of it that is) or a theocracy? It’s pretty much the same since you’ve already taken a huge shit on the “religious freedom” part.

      • Robert

        America is not setting up a communist state – they are setting up an oligarchy, with hints of fascism.

  • Pamela

    I support him 100%. Besides, in the Bible, God killed over 2 million people. Satan only killed ten.

    • Covie Checkers

      Did you know that the 10 people Satan killed, he got permission from god to kill them before he did so?

  • Jimmey Wolverton

    Yes this should not only be allowed but supported nationwide if one religion is allowed to do this then all should be

  • Gunther

    The right wing Christians finally reap what they have sow.

  • Altreg01

    Satan killed 10 people in the bible, god killed millions…hmmm

  • https://www.facebook.com/laurie.neufeld.79 Laurie Neufeld

    They’d really enjoy a prayer to FSM … pasta for all! And pirates for fun!

    • johnnytortilla

      May we all feel the warmth of his noodley appendages.

      • Genny


  • sam

    Oh I like this guy.I would like to join in this religion just to oppose Christians

  • Nym

    Why are people always so down on God’s most trusted servant. Let’s not forget that Satan is doing God’s work after all, following his directions to torture bad people for eternity. It’s a tough job God gave Satan, but does he complain? No.

    • https://www.facebook.com/mhead97 Daniël de Bakker

      God didn’t want us to learn, God didn’t want us to have a free mind, he wanted us to have a brainwashed one so we would become sheep and not ask any questions. God has killed 2.3 million people in the bible, Satan only 10. There is no god, there is no satan. If they did exist, which they don’t, Satan would be a lot cooler than god.

      • http://ourpoorworld.wordpress.com johnsenrc

        God is George Bush and Satan is the guy that tortures people.

  • Doug

    It’s Matthew 6:5. Matthew “5:6″ is a typo. Normally I wouldn’t bother with such a small discrepancy, but chapter 6 is worth reading – it’s what caused me to first start questioning how well the modern church is in line with Christ’s teachings.

  • https://www.facebook.com/cindy.koehn.16 Cindy Koehn

    Go, Chaz, go! I admire your courage!

  • GoFig

    Love it. Until these zealots realize that “freedom of religion” incorporates “freedom from religion” this should happen everywhere. They asked for it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/O.ogino.O Gin Mcelroy

    I see now: children hand in hand around a flag pole, praying to Satan for better test scores.

    • FlyingGoat

      Surely they need some sort of sacrificial animal, too… Though I guess that isn’t particularly satanic, given that sacrifices to God are commonly mentioned in the Bible.

  • lael

    Bahahahaha.. This makes me happy.

  • Michael Bishop

    A little correction… It’s Matthew 6:5.

    • http://ourpoorworld.wordpress.com johnsenrc

      Don’t care if it was Henry V:III !

  • j

    Did anybody else get an ad for Liberty University- “The World’s Largest Christian University”- in the middle of this article? I laughed really hard when I saw it. Know your audience, automatic ad generator.

  • http://rosieroon60.wordpress.com rosieroon60

    I’m a progressive Christian and I think this guy has a point. If the SCOTUS ruled that public prayer doesn’t have to be nonsectarian then it’s only fair that ALL faiths and beliefs be represented.

    • https://www.facebook.com/stanley.r.newton Stanley Rama Newton

      Thank you for understanding this! I have progressive Christian friends who are intelligent like yourself. They are secure in their beliefs and have no desire to convert the nation to their way of thinking, knowing the reason behind the idea of “separation of church and state”. They are fine going to a city council meeting that doesn’t have a prayer. They are confident that when they choose to go to their church, there will be a prayer. They also know that this then gives the the freedom to pray whenever they want to! If someone observes their good example and want to know more, they will ask you about your faith or philosophy.

      • http://rosieroon60.wordpress.com rosieroon60

        Thank you!

    • BurnEdOut

      Perhaps the best way to oppose this decision would be to have a ton of people show up to these meetings each to express a different POSSIBLE viewpoint on metaphysics. After about day 3 with another 4,000 people in line ready to filibuster and the meeting still hasn’t started, and all the council members start to stink in the Florida humidity, they will realize what a stupid decision they have made.

  • Darquewing

    I wish I was in Florida. I could then request a prayer to Eris. That would be quite lovely I think.

    • http://jakrabt.wordpress.com Jakrabt

      Darquewing, this was a Supreme Court ruling and that makes it a federal law. You are now free to open any public meeting with your own flavor of ‘supreme being’ in ANY state =)

      and FWIW- I’m laughing my arse off at the idiocy and lack of forethought of the people who pushed this foolhardy law through the system. LOL!!!!

      • Darquewing

        Oh good! Texas is going to love me now. Hail Eris!

  • Amanda

    It is Matthew 6:5

    Minor error…just thought I would help ya out.

  • Shane

    I’d like to open a session with a prayer to the Space Dragon.

  • Stephen Collins

    what a great You Tube moment this will be!

  • Dave L.

    I guess he forgot that in the afterlife he will not just be drinking beer and hanging with hookers, but he’ll have lots of Congressmen, priests, bundyites, and other right wing whackos to contend with.

    • Sgt. Jeffery Humphrey

      No, because all the aforementioned are going to heaven.

      • Mel Haun Sr

        Was this meant as sarcasm? If not, maybe you need to re-access your biblical knowledge… Not my ( or your ) job to judge salvation, but ours to judge actions…

  • https://www.facebook.com/wallach.john John Wallach

    We can thank the über-partisan “supreme court” for unleashing political and religious bedlam throughout the land.

  • Sgt. Jeffery Humphrey


  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269172679 Morgan Ravenwood

    Oooh, I DO hope someone gets it on video! :D

  • http://gravatar.com/johnmcarollo johnmcarollo

    What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander?

    • Fruitysnacker

      Whats a Gander?and how can i worship him?

      • Robert

        You worship a gander with….orange sauce, I think.

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