Madison group actions lead to Colorado civic prayers ending
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- The Pueblo City Council is canceling the opening prayer at public meetings and will switch to a moment of silence following a complaint.
The switch was made after the city received a letter from the Freedom of Religion Foundation in Madison, Wis., arguing it is unconstitutional to coerce people at a government meeting to participate in what is typically a Christian prayer.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the city has tried to include prayers from every faith, but council members believe a moment of silence will serve the same purpose.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com