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Online comments on a recent Madera Tribune story on a complaint made by a citizen about how the opening prayers in City Council meetings are always given by Christian ministers, but by no other denomination:

  • "Kudos to John Seybold for speaking up about the inequitable amount of Christian prayer versus non-Christian prayer at the September 25 MUSD Board Meeting. He is absolutely right about the School Board ignoring the many non-Christian citizens and their children who attend our schools. To quote Mr. Seybold, '... If you are not willing to address the needs of non-Christians by allowing them to pray in your presence, I don't think it is equitable ... to have Christians pray here as well.' It’s simply not Christian."
  • "Well, maybe some other religions should go to the meetings and maybe offer prayers...this country, whether you like it or not was founded by Christians ... so mainly hearing Christian prayer is a major part of life ... if you do not agree, read the news on your phone until the prayer is done."

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