Florida city council summons Satan

Fellowship of the Minds

The city of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County, Florida, has gone to the Devil.

On December 2, 2014, before the Lake Worth City Commission’s meeting, a self-described “anti-theist” named Preston Smith gave an invocation to Satan, among other pagan deities.

The dictionary says “invocation” is “the summoning of a deity or the supernatural.” That means, Smith summoned Satan to Lake Worth.

Before Smith summoned Satan, the city’s mayor Pam Triolo and three of the five city commissioners left the room, but returned later for the Pledge of Allegiance. The remaining five people — 3 men and 2 women, including a stenographer — stood respectfully, with hands clasped, as Smith made his invocation (see below).

Lake Worth city commission meeting

Preston began by extolling atheism, claiming that atheism would lead to a “better community without religious divisions.”

Smith is woefully ignorant about modern history. In the 20th century, officially atheistic communist regimes killed an estimated 94 million people…

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