Many governmental meetings start off with a prayer, despite the clear language of the 1st Amendment. Courts have held that this is fine as long as you give equal time to all religions. Not that most places abide by that, of course.
The Satanists in Alaska protested and won, and were allowed to give a prayer at a meeting recently, which caused many at the meeting to leave in protest.
Look, Christians: If you don’t want to hear prayers from religions you don’t like, then the solution is to not have prayers at all at government meetings. You know, kind of like what the founders wanted when they wrote that whole 1st Amendment thing.
Don’t like it? Move to some country where religion is part of government, like Iran.
Please understand: No one is trying to stop you from practicing your religion. No one. You are not under attack. There is no “war on Christians.”
All we’re saying is “Don’t make us obey your religion.” We’re the ones under attack. Every fight is in defense.
Stop trying to make us listen to your prayers, live by your religious laws, and take our tax money to pay for your religion and we can all get along just fine.
So here’s my advice to Christians: If you prohibit all prayers in government meetings, you will never have to sit through one you disagree with.
And if not, then you’ll know exactly what it feels like to be an atheist at these things.