Another National Day of Prayer will be upon us in May.
After last year's events (one at City Hall and one at the courthouse), I wrote Mayor Alan Autry, urging that he have one such service for this diverse religious community. I still have not received a response.
The mayor has, on many occasions, spoken of a divided economic community, but he has been hypocritical in not realizing he is dividing the city religiously.
I personally have always liked the mayor, and he has made many fine moves for a better community, but on this issue he should set aside his personal religious beliefs, demonstrate leadership and respect the full rainbow of religions in our community.
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Let's have one grand National Day of Prayer which shows off all religions. What a beautiful city event this would be.
Raymond F. Ensher