RELIGION Lawmakers work to block Satanist
group from saying prayer at council meeting
Published January 31, 2016 FoxNews.com
The Devil made them do it.
Arizona lawmakers are scrambling to change the rules regarding
prayer at council meetings in an effort to keep The Satanic
Temple from delivering an invocation at a February session.
According to ABC 15, the Phoenix City Council meeting planned
for mid-February is expected to begin with a Satanist prayer.
But lawmakers are planning to vote this week on a possible
change to the rules, effectively making it impossible for
Satanists to deliver the opening invocation.
The new rules reportedly would only allow people invited by
elected officials to deliver the prayers at the opening of
The current rules allow for anyone who wants to deliver a prayer
to simply make a request. The Satanist Temple made such a
request in December and is expected to attend the Feb. 17
“We do not have any gods; we're not devil worshippers,” Satanist
Temple member Stu de Haan told ABC 15.
“We do not believe that Satan is an actual being, but that
doesn't make it any less of a religion.”
The mission of the group, according to its website, “is to
encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject
tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and
justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake
noble pursuits guided by the individual will.”
“We weren’t comfortable lending either our reputations — or the
constituency that voted for us, we didn’t want them to think
that we were [allowing] a Satanic prayer at a City Council
meeting,” Councilman Jim Waring told ABC 15.
The Satanic Temple said it is ready to file a lawsuit if its
members’ liberties are trampled.
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There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.