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Letters: Pros and cons of public prayer

March 30, 2013

Re "Lancaster's prayer problem," Editorial, March 28

What a logical editorial on the prayers at Lancaster City Council meetings. People don't seem to understand why we separate church and state until there is mention of a religion other than their own.

There is no reason whatsoever to pray before meetings, other than to foist your religious beliefs on others.

Pat Hall

Hacienda Heights

Wow, imagine that, a woman who will travel from Arcadia to Lancaster to be offended, to feel like an outsider, and then sue the city. How tragic, feeling like an outsider. I do hope her attorney paid for a cab for her to attend a City Council meeting in Lancaster, where a Christian prayer offended her.

Folks like these are pawns for attorneys seeking to make a buck or make a reputation. Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The court made the right decision.

Janine Smylie



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