Having read the Aug. 19 letter “Participation is balanced” from Ralph Warren, I have a few comments. As far as I know, Clark County commissioners are paid to govern, not pray. I have no interest in hearing prayers or invocations from supporters of any deity.
I also seem to recall our “devout” Founding Fathers made a special point of not including any religion or deity in our Constitution. There were a few deists in their number. Trying to properly apportion prayers so as to leave no one out is a loser’s game. At the last count I can recall, there were over 20,000 different flavors of Christianity in the United States alone. If the commissioners want to pray, let them do it on their own time. I have no wish to be governed by anyone who is more interested in pleasing their own personal deity than they are in their constituents.
Religion has no place in government.