Well, that was quick.
Last week, I mentioned that the Perth County Council (In Ontario, Canada) had removed saying the Lord’s Prayer from their agenda, replacing it with a “Moment of Reflection.” That upset Councillor Walter McKenzie who wanted the prayer reinstated. He said people were opposed to their removing it, so why try to fix something that wasn’t broken?
That’s where all of you came in. You wrote to McKenzie and the other councillors. You called their offices. You told them that prayer was a personal choice, not something a government ought to be endorsing.
Looks like your messages were heard:
Perth County councillors will not be going back to reciting the Lord’s Prayer to begin their meetings.
… Coun. Walter McKenzie put forward a motion on March 1 to reconsider the longstanding tradition.
That motion was defeated 10-8 at council’s meeting this morning.
There wasn’t even a debate about it.
(Thanks to Meaghen for the link!)
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