Just pray at home
Regarding John Bunch’s letter of Nov. 13 concerning city council prayers: Why should it be that those who do not want to listen to a prayer, which doesn’t belong in a public government meeting anyway, should arrive later to the meeting so as to miss the prayer? The argument seems to be that if the majority want a prayer (which I think doubtful) those who don’t should just shut up or bow out.
The majority rule thing is appropriate in other circumstances. However, a public government meeting should be conducted according to the rules and laws, in this case separation of church and state. If you want to “pray for guidance” at the meeting, do your prayer at home.