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Councillors should pray together regardless

19 December 2011


From Elaine Bishop

Sir, — The new chairman of Gloucester County Council (News, 9 December) says: “I do not wish to cause exclusion in any way; so we will do without the prayers.” And so exclude all the Christians. Thank you for nothing, Councillor Thornton.

I hope those who wish to pray will be robust enough to do so, together, somewhere, and somehow, and with a view to getting prayers reinstated.

Let us learn from the Muslims, who would rightly raise a storm if they were told not to pray, and would not give up until they had gained their point.

188B Orchard Street
Chichester PO19 1DE

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