Thanks to the ACLU’s dogged defense of public prayers to Satan, the Kenai Borough Assembly endured yet another invocation to Lucifer on April 6.

Following the pledge of allegiance, Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana proclaimed her “prayer” over the Assembly chambers. All Assembly members, save Jesse Bjorkman, stood reverently at the start.

Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana began by calling on those assembled to “stand now unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines born of fearful minds and darkened times.”

“Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge and dispel our blissful and comforting delusions,” she continued.

At the mention of Satan, three Assembly members sat down as did every audience member visible on screen.

Assembly President Brent Hibbert sat halfway down but then awkwardly popped back up and remained standing along with Assemblymen Willy Dunne, Lane Chesley and Tyson Cox.

The April 6 Kenai Borough Assembly meeting begins with a prayer to Satan.

“Let us demand that individuals be judged for their actions, not their fidelity to social norms and meaningless categories,” Fontana continued. “It is done. Hail Satan.”

The periodic Satan prayers at the start of Kenai Assembly meetings are the result of an ACLU lawsuit in which Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Peterson ruled in 2018 that the borough’s invocation policy excluding satanic prayers “stemmed from intolerance for controversial views.”

Judge Peterson said a constitutional policy, on the other hand, could permissibly block invocations that “proselytize, advance, or disparage any faith or belief.” The borough assembly considered appealing the ruling, but instead revised its policy in November 2018, incorporating Judge Peterson’s language regarding inclusivity, proselytization, and disparagement.

Since that time, any resident of the Kenai Peninsula has been permitted to deliver assembly invocations on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is not the first time Fontana has delivered prayers to her dark lord. In 2019 her invocation drew national attention after being featured on the Drudge Report. Dozens of people walked out of the meeting, while 40 protesters outside the chambers held signs saying, “Reject Satan and his works” and “Know Jesus and his love.”

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Kenai subjected to another ‘Hail Satan’ prayer at borough assembly meeting

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    This is disgusting. What happened to you kenai? I rebuke you all SINNERS!

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    And she doesn’t see how ‘arcane’ , ignorant and superstitious her own dark and very ‘ancient’ dogma is. Not to mention depressing, hopeless, and evil.

  • Jason says:

    Hail Satan!!! LOL!

  • Jeriah Knox says:

    When people refuse God’s blessing, they embrace a curse and the demonic doctrines of child sacrifice.

    Psalms 109:6-19 (KJV) Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
    When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
    Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
    Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
    Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
    Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
    Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
    Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
    Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
    Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
    As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
    As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
    Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

  • Robert says:

    why are they actually standing…

  • says:

    That’s where the saying comes in, some peoples kids!


    We need to pray, pray, pray to Jesus and his wonderful mother, Mary, for help. Pray your rosary EVERY day, even those not Catholic can do so…

    • Gene says:

      I’ll pray to Satan that you learn to accept people as they are. Satan loves you, Mike!

  • Terry says:

    What the Hell is wrong with you Satan worshippers. That is just wrong!
    You fellow Kenai colleagues need to stand up and forbid this kind of undeniable slap in the face! Stand up you PANTY WASTES!

    • Gene says:

      Too late, Terry. This already went to court. Equal opportunity is the law. Oh, I guess you didn’t read the article.

  • Jean says:

    And we wonder why our country and world is going to Hell. Because literally, it is! Prayers to Satan?
    No Assembly member should have tolerated this. If she has the freedom to this “prayer”, they all have the freedom to walk out and not hear it. Thank God Jesus has conquered the world. But sure makes it harder for those of us living in demonic times when there’s idiots inviting and invoking the fallen angel.

    • Gene says:

      Holy crap, Jean. You seriously don’t know that Satanists don’t believe in Satan? It’s a legal tool for the purpose of equality. And a very effective tool, obviously. HAIL SATAN!

  • Carol says:

    I would have refused to stay in the room during the “prayer”. Let her pray in an empty room and then return to the meeting. She should be thoroughly investigated to see if she is harming children as satanists sacrifice them after using them in their rituals.

    • Gene says:

      Oh, Carol. If only you understood that Satanists don’t believe in Satan. It’s a legal tool to promote equality. A very effective tool.

  • Josh says:

    Next time the residents should all continuously shout BLASPHEMER over her voice so noone can hear her evil.

    • Gene says:

      The court already ruled on this, Josh. You can shut your mouth during the invocation, or you can stay home. Those are your only two options.

  • Gene says:

    The court already ruled on this, Josh. You can shut your mouth during the invocation, or you can stay home. Those are your only two options.

    • Marion Lee Fry says:

      The Lord rebuke you devil in the name of Jesus. Come out of Gene now and go to the waterless waste place in the name of Jesus. Father call Gene out of the kingdom of darkness and transfer him into Your Son’s kingdom of light. Since it is not Your desire that any perish but that all come to repentance and since it’s through Your goodness that leads to repentance then please, be very, very good to Gene so that he can repent and receive Jesus as His Lord and savior. After his house is swept clean and put in order, fill him with Your Holy Spirit, so that no demons or unclean evil spirits can return in Jesus name!

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