“At best, it [the invocation] is going to be solemn and right to the occasion, but it might very well raise the dead,” he said Thursday. “I mean think about it. We’re talking about Satan.”

But commission Chairman Jimmy Conner said he has no plans to accept the “over-the-top” request.

“There won’t be any satanic prayers while I’m chairman,” Conner said. “The man isn’t going to bully me. If he hates God, he can do that. But we’re not going to spread devil worshipping in our chamber.”

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