BND asks: What do you think of prayer at government meetings?

News-DemocratFebruary 5, 2014 

Do you feel like prayer has a place in a government meeting?

Some city councils and county boards in the metro-east begin their meetings with a prayer or a moment of silence.

The Belleville News-Democrat is asking readers: Do you like the public prayer? Or do you feel it might violate the separation of church and state?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section or email reporter Maria Hasenstab at mhasenstab@bnd.com.

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