The problem here is that Christians in particular feel the need to pray in groups or out loud for some reason. There is no need to involve everyone in the room when you feel the need to pray. There is no need to say the words out loud. If one is truly comfortable with his religion, a silent prayer is more than satisfactory. The need to do it at a public gathering is just prideful show and an attempt to be heard for whatever asinine reason.
Did it say government? No it didn't. It was a general statement against a certain group because that group is public and loud. But there are plenty of groups the person probably does support who do the same and would likely not be categorized by them as an "asinine reason".
Do you understand this at all? It's not rocket science.