Despite Pushback, Atheist Gives Lovely Invocation to Oskaloosa (IA) City Council

Jul 10, 2017

By Hemant Mehta

Iowa atheist activist Justin Scott delivered his controversial-to-some invocation at last night’s meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council and it was, as expected, perfectly reasonable and inspiring.

You can hear it at the 1:10 mark in the video below.

Good evening. On behalf of the Eastern Iowa Atheists and the rising number of atheists and other non-religious citizens across Oskaloosa and Iowa, thank you for this opportunity.

It is an honor to be delivering the first ever inclusive invocation at an Oskaloosa City Council meeting, honoring both the constitution of Iowa and the United States.

Tonight’s invocation is dedicated to Iona Loonie and to anybody else across Eastern Iowa or Iowa that have ever stood up for equality in their communities but have been told to look the other way or move out.

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