Letter: Council right to reject invocation

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By The Staff

The City Council has unanimously rejected a proposal by Mayor Tony Marquez to open each meeting with an invocation, and rightfully so. There is no legal basis for including prayer at public meetings; there is, in fact, a legal basis to prohibit it.  Thankfully the City Council has the good sense to reject this second attempt to inject religion into the public square.

Mayor Marquez said he believes doing so would help city officials “get along better..” If that’s so, why are there so many “holy wars” in the name of God? Remember Mayor Marquez, the terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers did so in the name of their God.

Jeffrey Paul