A Florida pagan, who has been thwarted in his attempts to deliver the invocation before the Escambia County School Board, was given the opportunity to appear before the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners only to have one member of the board walk out, saying he was “not going to have a pagan or satanic minister pray for me.”
By Tom Boggioni—Raw Story
David Suhor, who describes himself as a Agnostic Pagan Pantheist, was given the go-ahead to deliver the invocation before the board on Thursday and, as he stepped to the podium, Commissioner Wilson Robertson walked out before Suhor even began, reports ABC3-WEAR.
Robertson, who describes himself as a Christian, told a reporter, “People may not realize it, but when we invite someone a minister to pray they are praying for the county commissioners for us to make wise decisions and I’m just not going to have a pagan or satanic minister pray for me.”
Suhor, whose religion worships nature, explained that he wants others to experience what he feels when attending public meetings.
“In a way I would like for other people to experience what it’s like when I go to a meeting and am asked to pray against my conscience,” he said.