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Letter About Invocation "Kerfuffle" from Joseph Richardson


Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:43am

Joseph Richardson

The recent kerfuffle in Lake Wales over a secular invocation and the subsequent rush by the commission to craft a policy that would exclude future similar invocations is nothing more or less than history repeating itself.

One would have hoped that nearly 250 years of hands-on experience with the religious freedom and the equality guaranteed by our constitution would have brought us to a point where offering an invocation in a public meeting would immediately be met with "Cool. But we need to allow any religion to do this." Unfortunately, this is not the case.

In 2014, the Supreme Court sai...

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