However, many people who are members don’t see how this “tolerance” actually is a bad thing. It institutionalizes the perception that there is something “other” about members of minority religions and perpetuates a religious privilege that our founding fathers did NOT want to exist. If they had, the First Amendment to the US Constitution would not exist.
For those who think that I am over-reacting, I ask them how they feel when people ASSUME that they are a member of the majority religion — simply because it IS the majority. How do YOU feel when people are surprised that you DON’T attend a Christian church or celebrate Easter and Christmas as religious holidays?
This ruling enshrines sectarian prayer. The solution to the problem is simple — don’t have ANY prayer before the meeting. That way NO religion is singled out as being the “right” one.