Here is a pasted story from Ananova.com. I thought everyone would get as much a kick out of it as I did, hence my post in Random.
Mayor 'did not have permission to ban the Devil'
Officials say a mayor was not authorised to ban Satan from her Florida town.
Carolyn Risher composed a written statement on official stationery and put copies in hollowed-out fence posts at the four entrances to Inglis.
She said she had been prompted by concern about issues like drunken drivers, fathers who molest their daughters and people who steal from neighbours.
The Town Commission has now decided the proclamation was the work of an individual, not a town official, because it was never authorised.
It is reported the decision appears to have warded off a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The St Petersburg Times reports it was taken at a meeting on Monday.
A supporter of the mayor, Glenda Townsend, 50, told the meeting: “The ACLU makes me sick. Evil will abound when good men do nothing. It’s time to stand up, America.”
Town Commission member Floyd Craig said he would challenge the mayor next year: “We’re getting a lot of media attention lately, and it’s made the town the laughingstock of the country.”
The anti-Satan proclamation states: “Be it known from this day forward that Satan, ruler of darkness, giver of evil, destroyer of what is good and just, is not now, nor ever again will be, a part of this town of Inglis. Satan is hereby declared powerless, no longer ruling over, nor influencing, our citizens.”
Copies were put in hollowed-out posts painted with the words Repent, Request and Resist.
Story filed: 16:33 Tuesday 29th January 2002