I think the Tracy Press’ stance on defending the bunch of kooks from Wisconsin (Our Voice, July 11, “Sanctioned prayer not a part of council’s duty”) is reprehensible.
This country was founded on Christian beliefs and practices. If you are Muslim, agnostic or atheist, then don’t participate; simply walk out of the room.
We don’t tell you how to conduct your meetings, so don’t tell us how to conduct ours. If we want to have a Christian prayer prior to our meetings and you don’t like it, tough.
In my opinion, the same holds true with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing our National Anthem. If you don’t want to participate, then don’t, but don’t condemn us for doing so.
It’s a sad state of affairs when some off-the-wall minority group can start dictating to us what we can or can’t do at City Council meetings