Friday, November 28, 2008

Kalamazoo Township Goes Godless

From the Gazette:

Kalamazoo Township seeks grant for tower, drops prayer

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP -- During its first meeting with new Supervisor Terri Mellinger at the helm, the Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees authorized the supervisor, clerk and treasurer to work with Kalamazoo County in seeking grant money for a new communications tower.

The tower would be part of the Michigan Public Safety Communication System. It could be placed by the end of March at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office.

The meeting was the first for the newly Democratic-controlled board.

Board members sported new blue name tags and didn't take a moment for prayer before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Mellinger said a decision was made to eliminate the prayer.

"We're going secular,'' Clerk Don Thall said before the meeting.

Thall, who has served on the board since 1962, said it was the first time since the early 1970s that a prayer was not said before a township meeting.


Ann Coulter had a point.

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