Here’s a textbook example of Christian privilege for you. We are constantly told by Christians that we’re totally overreacting when we object to having to sit through Christian invocations while attending government functions. But when a pagan gave an invocation, a member of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners refused to sit through it and conspicuously walked out.
A Florida pagan, who has been thwarted in his attempts to deliver the invocation before the Escambia County School Board, was given the opportunity to appear before the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners only to have one member of the board walk out, saying he was “not going to have a pagan or satanic minister pray for me.”
David Suhor, who describes himself as a Agnostic Pagan Pantheist, was given the go-ahead to deliver the invocation before the board on Thursday and, as he stepped to the podium, Commissioner Wilson Robertson walked out before Suhor even began, reports ABC3-WEAR.Robertson, who describes himself as a Christian, told a reporter, “People may not realize it, but when we invite someone a minister to pray they are praying for the county commissioners for us to make wise decisions and I’m just not going to have a pagan or satanic minister pray for me.”
Wanna bet that Robertson would go apeshit if one of his fellow commissioners got up and walked out on a Christian giving a pre-meeting prayer? He would undoubtedly rage about how disrespectful it is. Because when people like him talk about “religious freedom” what they really mean is Christian privilege. It’s perfectly fine to make all non-Christians sit through Christian prayers at every legislative meeting, but they can’t be expected to do so even one time for a non-Christian prayer.