Tuesday, May 18, 2010

North Carolina City Council Switches From Moment of Silence To Invocation

In Greensboro, North Carolina, Mayor Bill Knight has decided to end the long City Council tradition of opening each meeting with a moment of silence, and instead replace it with an invocation. Knight says he will invite people from a broad spectrum of the faith community to offer opening prayers. Yesterday's Greensboro News-Record quotes Knight's explanation: "I think this adds a very distinctly America quality and a very necessary element. We all believe in something. This is an opportunity to exercise that without infringing on the government-religion prohibition."