HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (KRON) — The first time Blake Kirk gave the invocation at a Huntsville City Council meeting, no one asked him about his faith. Now the Wiccan leader says things have changed.
Kirk says he was surprised to learn he’s no longer welcome to give the opening prayer at the council meetings.
“I gave the invocation earlier this year, at the time they did not ask me what my faith affiliation was, but when they did this time and I told them ‘Wiccan,’ I was told I was no longer invited to give it,” Blake told WHNT television.
This is the latest twist in the matter of prayer at Huntsville Council Members. The council agreed to broaden the number of faiths invited to give prayers as a response to public criticism from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The station reports the mayor and city council members aren’t talking about the withdrawn invitation to the Wiccan.
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