SASKATOON, SK, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Ashu M. G. Solo filed a complaint
against Mayor Don Atchison, Councillor Randy Donauer and the City of
Saskatoon with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on May 1, 2012
after Atchison called on Donauer to try to lead a multireligious
audience in a Christian prayer at a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
organized by the Mayor's Office.
Now the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has sent a letter to
Atchison. The letter by Sheetal Rawal of CCLA says it was
inappropriate to have a prayer recitation at the municipal event and
calls for an end to prayer recitations at municipal events. Rawal
wrote, "The state should have no role in imposing, endorsing or
promoting a particular religion over others, nor should it pressure or
coerce an individual into a religious practice." See http://tinyurl.com/d7z4mug for the letter by Rawal.
"Let people pray to their own versions of the divine or go ahead and
dine," Solo said.
SOURCE Ashu M. G. Solo
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