Mr. Solis is morally and legally correct in arguing that opening
prayers at City Council meetings are un-American. Recently, the
Supreme Court has ruled that opening high school games with prayers
led by school officials is unconstitutional.
Pray if you want, pray at City Council meetings if you want, but
don't have government officials lead a prayer. The principle of
separation of church and state does not forbid prayer; it only
forbids government officials -- acting in their official capacity --
from supporting (by offering prayers) or denying (by forbidding
private prayer) religious belief.
Finally, there is no doubt that if the Glendale City Council
doesn't cease its practice of publicly led prayer, there will be a
lawsuit filed by someone. And those of us who are taxpayers will have
yet another burdensome lawsuit to finance.