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Prayer violates Constitutions | Letters

February 28, 2013 · Updated 2:11 PM
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Editor,

Last year the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent 900 formal letters to city councils and school boards across America informing them their prayers during meetings were unconstitutional, 140 of them stopped, our Oak Harbor City Council did not.

Not only does the city council’s prayer violate the U.S. Constitution, but it violates the Washington State Constitution too.

The Washington State Constitution states that “No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, or the support of any religious establishment.”

Go to  www.oakharbor.org/video-view.cfm?series=23 to see our city council prayer.

Our council chooses to leave itself open to a lawsuit the people of Oak Harbor don’t need.

Jeff James
Oak Harbor

 

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