Wicked Rulers and Prophets
And I said:
“Hear now, O heads of Jacob,
And you rulers of the house of Israel:
Is it not for you to know justice?
You who hate good and love evil;
Who strip the skin from My people,
And the flesh from their bones;
Who also eat the flesh of My people,
Flay their skin from them,
Break their bones,
And chop them in pieces
Like meat for the pot,
Like flesh in the caldron.”
Then they will cry to the Lord,
But He will not hear them;
He will even hide His face from them at that time,
Because they have been evil in their deeds.Micah 3:1-4
We'll start this post with a confession: This story is actually a month old, but we have refrained from commenting in this space because there were certain sentiments we wanted first to express privately.
In late November, a representative of the satanic 'temple' signed up to perform the invocation at a meeting of the Austin City Council. In fairness to council, the rules as they existed at the time allows basically anyone to sign up. Thankfully, by the Grace of God, logistics intervened and the 'invocation' has been indefinitely postponed.
We addressed Council on this topic two weeks ago:
Again, to be fair, this has yet to happen.
Following this incident, Don Zimmerman proposed a new ordinance that would require whomever says the invocation to be invited by a specific council member. We fully support Zimmerman's proposal, which would establish clear lines of both spiritual and political accountability. Unfortunately, Zimmerman is leaving the dais in two weeks.
Ellen Troxclair also weighed in:
Also good, but Troxclair is going to be outvoted 10-1 next year.
But, again, this hasn't happened yet...which opens another possibility: Perhaps the process of indefinite bureaucratic delay can finally be used for something good.
Bottom Line: The Council majority has had their warning. We can't stop anything. It will be interesting to see what they do...