But with respect to the quote, I simply reacted to what he has stated in writing and to the comments he has made online, and that I perceive these comments and statements as both a demand and a threat.
Essentially this individual, David Suhor, has stated that unless we allow him to come as our individual, hand selected invited guests whenever and as soon as he wants , he will do a "Satanic Prayer" when he is eventually invited by one or more members of the board to come and bring greetings.
I did tell him that I would never allow him to be my guest and represent me. I told him that would never happen, ever. The issue is not about the content of whatever message he wants to bring, it is about him trying to muscle his way into our meetings by making demands and threats.
I also told him I'm not sticking around to listen to his Satanic Prayer, ever.
Our attorney researched this issue and has stated that our current practice of allowing each board member, on a rotating basis, to bring an invited guest to the meeting for the opening prayer is legal, and does not need to change.
Another board member has already stated she would invite him to come to our meeting to give the invocation, but he declined her invitation.
So at this stage I can only assume, as I've thought all along, that this individual is out to make a headline, a splash in the media.
Not on my turn to select to guest he won't.