Saturday, 3 July 2010
'For He hath put down the mighty from their seat......'
Colin Hall, Lord Mayor of Leicester, banned the saying of prayers before council meetings calling it "outdated, unnecessary and intrusive". Perhaps he did so on the advice of his Humanist Chaplain, Alan Hayes, who is president of Leicester Secular Society and a trustee of the British Humanist Association,
whose website describes prayers before council meetings as "divisive and likely to exclude those of other beliefs."
Perhaps the mayor should worry less about Christian prayers before meetings, which councillors may choose to attend/not attend, and concern himself more with sartorial propriety, or, to be blunt, keeping his trousers on, especially in the presence of young and impressionable children!
Thanks to the church mouse