Letter: Finally, Edds gives reason for suit
In Tuesday’s Salisbury Post, Chairman Greg Edds finally revealed the real reason Rowan County Commissioners appealed the prayer ruling of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In Edds’ view, non-Christians must win an election before “earning” the right to have their preferred form of prayer allowed at a commission meeting.
No Muslims, atheists, Buddhists or Jews on the commission? Sorry non-Christians, your values, prayers or invocations are not acknowledged or allowed in here. Edds’ notion of “earning” your public voice is simply un-American. Our voice is an unearned right of citizenship.
The 4th Circuit Court, the ACLU and the three plaintiffs are to be congratulated for standing strong against such a misguided and unconstitutional approach to governing.
— Pete Prunkl