In 2013, when Arizona State Rep. Juan Mendez delivered an atheist invocation on the House floor, the celebration was short-lived. One of his religious colleagues gave a second Christian invocation the following day. As if God would use it to offset the secular invocation in some sort of weird karmic rebalancing.
Things went a little better when Mendez delivered a secular invocation in 2014.
So when Mendez signed up in January to give the invocation that took place yesterday, you’d think there’d be no problem at all.