Last night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly in Alaska decided to approve an ordinance that would allow invocation prayers at their meetings. No surprise there. Since Greece v. Galloway, many city governments have been doing just that. But one part of the ordinance seems a little off:
The Ketchikan Ministerial Association, a non-denominational group of Ketchikan clergy, is in favor of this ordinance and has offered the support of its members to provide the invocation on a rotating basis. If Ordinance 1740 is approved by the Assembly, the Clerk’s Office could coordinate with the KMA, and local clergy, for a member to provide the invocation at the beginning of each Assembly meeting.
Considering the KMA is an explicitly Christian group, that means Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Pagans, and everyone else would be shut out of the invocation-delivery business…
But at least the Assembly members realized that, right? Proposal sponsor Glen Thompson (below) sure did and he says those groups will be welcome. But just those groups: