Ms. Shortt, an Arizona resident who holds an associate’s degree in mortuary science, “objects to the exclusionary sectarian invocation on religious grounds,” her attorney added. “As a practicing Satanist, she believes the sectarian invocations violate her First Amendment rights to religious liberty by advancing particular religions while excluding her own.”

The plaintiffs seek an injunction preventing Scottsdale from “knowingly, intentionally, or negligently denying non-Christian religious groups the opportunity to give opening invocation,” as well as declaratory relief and damages.

“The Satanic Temple’s main goal is to either give the invocation or to have a non discriminatory policy,” Mr. De Haan told Tucson News Now. “We’re not asking anyone to follow our tenants[sic] but that does not mean we don’t have the same constitutional rights as everyone else.”

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