To the Editor:
Only someone who suffers from poor reading comprehension skills would say that the words “…make no law … prohibiting the exercise” of a religion mean that the invocations before public meetings should be prohibited.
What our founders gave us and what our military has sacrificed to protect is the right to pray and celebrate our religion everywhere at any time. No longer can a King Henry tell a secularist, a Jew, a Christian, or anyone else that they must practice the religion of King Henry.
Russia and many other countries tried to ban the exercise of religion so that the people would worship and follow their government. Today, Muslims are slaughtering Christians and other Muslims who are “offensive” because they are not practicing the “correct” form of Islam.
The citizens of these countries have escaped to America where their right to practice their religion is protected.
Secularists who demand that Americans practice the religion of secularism in public while pushing the practice of other religions underground are just as dangerous as any government which passes laws to establish a religion.
Keep the right to pray during public meetings, graduations, and all aspects of life.