Monday, May 10, 2010

Georgia Seniors Told Not to Pray Before Meals?

The story is somewhat different from the headline.

Senior Citizens Inc. officials said Friday the meals they are contracted by the city to provide to Ed Young (Senior Center) visitors are mostly covered with federal money, which ushers in the burden of separating church and state.

On Thursday, the usual open prayer before meals at the center was traded in for a moment of silence.

It seems to me that if 50 people decided to pray outloud over their meals that there wouldn't be anything the "providers" could do about it, could they? And it certainly wouldn't amount to an "endorsement of religion" that so frightens those making their bucks off the senior meals.