After Legal Battle, Alaskan Borough Ends Discriminatory Invocation Policy

In early 2016, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Alaska were thinking about getting rid of invocations at meetings… but they kept them and said anyone who wanted to give one could do so.

Hearing that invitation, a member of The Satanic Temple signed up. She delivered an invocation that included the line, “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.”

That didn’t sit well with some of the Assembly members (for some reason), so they voted 6-3 in favor of changing the rules. They didn’t eliminate the invocations, but they put in place new rules limiting speakers to members of “Assembly-approved religious association.”

Read the full article at The Friendly Atheist blog