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Phoenix City Council Decides Silencing Prayers Better Than Satanic Temple Invocation

February 12, 2016

[PJ Media] by Rod Kackley

Phoenix City Attorney Brad Holm felt he had to deliver the hard truth to city council members and the more than 100 people who had jammed into a standing-room-only meeting on Feb. 3.

Holm said the city council could block Michelle Shortt, a member of the Phoenix chapter of the Satanic Temple, from doing the invocation at the council’s meeting Feb. 17. The Satanic Temple was sure to file suit, alleging the city had violated their constitutional rights as spelled out in the First Amendment….

He advised the council to replace their invocation with a “silent prayer” or a moment of silence. It was very logical. If no one were selected to say a prayer, no one would sue….

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