Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Most of City Council Walks Out On Atheist's Invocation

In Lake Worth, Florida last Tuesday, the mayor and three of the four city commissioners walked out of the commission chamber as atheist Preston Smith approached the podium to offer the invocation.  WPTV News reports that yesterday Mayor Pam Triolo said her action was not because Smith was an atheist, but because of a Tweet Smith allegedly authored last summer giving an offensive interpretation of scripture. Smith's invocation (video included in article) called for building a better community without religious division.