Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pray for Peterborough

Tomorrow the city council of Peterborough, Ontario will open their meeting with The Lord's Prayer [Agenda].

Saying Christian prayers at public meetings was declared illegal following an Ontario Court of Appeals ruling in 1999. The city council of Peterborough is announcing in advance that it will be performing an illegal act tomorrow at 6:30 PM. I assume the police will be there to arrest the mayor and council members (not).

Veronica will be there.

What's the point of having council members recite a Christian prayer before their meeting? Probably half the council members are not practicing Christians. What's the point of making the audience sit through the Lord's prayer? Many of them are at the meeting to make a presentation. What message does it send if they are not Christian?

[Photo Credit: Saying prayers at a Durham council meeting [Praying before City Council Meetings]]


  1. Does anyone know the legal status of religious activity by public bodies in the other provinces than Ontario.

    Why oh why was this not clarified in our constitution/bill of rights: real separation of church and state!