A Colorado man hailed Satan as he presented an invocation at a city council meeting this week, while some concerned members of the community stood outside praying. During Wednesday’s meeting before the Grand Junction City Council, Mayor Rick Taggart called out Scott Iles, a member of the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, who had been randomly selected to lead the invocation that day. Iles rather introduced his friend Andrew Vodopich, who he said was a

“much better public speaker” and would, therefore, be offering his words instead. Vodopich, wearing a black shirt, red tie and what the Daily Sentinel described as a “serpent beard ring,” read expressionless from a prepared statement.“We beseech all those present to shun primitive hatreds and superstition, bigotry, prejudice and atavism, and instead seek equality in justice and thereby safeguard all worldviews and treat them equally and with respect,” he said. READ MORE