Satanist convicted of disrupting government meeting
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida religious freedom activist and self-proclaimed Satanist who objects to prayers before government meetings has been convicted of disrupting a meeting.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that a judge found David Suhor guilty this week of trespassing and resisting arrest and sentenced him to three months of probation.
Authorities say Suhor, a member of the West Florida Chapter of The Satanic Temple, was arrested at an Emerald Coast Utilities Authority meeting in February. ECUA Chairwoman Lois Benson says the board holds a prayer before the meeting officially starts. Suhor approached the dais and continued to recite the Lord’s Prayer after Benson tried to start the meeting.
Officials say a deputy and a security guard had to drag Suhor from the meeting.
Suhor drew national attention in 2016 when he delivered a Satanic prayer before the Pensacola City Council.
Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com