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July 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Room for all in council invocations

The Wichita City Council should have handled an inquiry about its meeting-opening prayers with more care last week, taking steps to ensure that all Wichitans feel represented in the invocations. But the tradition of opening a government meeting with a prayer is as old as the nation itself. And such invocations aren't a problem as long as the opportunity isn't "exploited to proselytize or advance any one, or to disparage any other, faith or belief," as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1983.

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