Thursday, May 06, 2004

I was driving past our city building and heard a prayer being said from its taxpayer paid for steps using taxpayer paid for electricity to power a taxpayer paid for microphone for the benefit of some people prostrating themselves to some deity ( the christian one it is the midwest after all).So I call the city and find out it is a celebration of national prayer day. Here is the letter to the editor I wrote rather than start up a resistance movement .

While driving past the city building today I saw a large group of people kneeling on the ground in front. Being naturally curious I circled around .As passed I heard someone from a podium saying a prayer. I was unfortunately not surprised to find, considering our governments blatant disregard for the constitution, that it was a celebration of national prayer day. It is absolutely unacceptable that our city government sponsors any religious activity. This is just the sort of behavior that leads to the condoning of the right wing imperialistic activities going on in our national government. A breakdown in the separation of church and state hurts everyone involved both the state (the people) and the church. The majority of people certainly do not want a religious group having control over their lives and the church absolutely doesn't want the government having an influence on their way. If we as a people allow this sort of thing to go on at the grass root level in our home towns how can we complain about the condition of our nation as a whole?

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