I understand the need to keep religion and government separate,but isn't there plenty of other things to bitch about politicians for than praying? The average income in my area is $100,000 and we still can't get our town council to fill in a pothole. Is Rowen County such a Utopia that people here can't find something else to bitch about?
You do realize "legislators" in any facade of the government are not required to be there - and at times many aren't? This includes simple municipal governments.
So now that we have established the fact that no one is FORCED to be there - that means people are only there on account of free will. So you can either listen to the prayer or not be there when the prayer is taking place. Sorry to explain that the majority will always overrule the minority in simple social situations like this.
Furthermore, anyone who would make a big deal about this has personality issues...
Muslims have the same civil liberties and right to pray as any other US citizen however, Muslims don't pray like Christians so I wouldn't expect them to open a meeting with a prayer.
The whole situation is dumb. Just leave your prayers out of it. All it does is delay things. Then, we have more Muslim and other religious denominations, they're going to want to say their stupid prayers too. Then, the whole town meeting would be dominated by all of these useless prayers. It's so stupid.