Hattiesburg Mayor Goes Forward With Prayer Breakfast

Here is what Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree had to say after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to his office urging him to cancel a prayer breakfast supported with public money (i.e., our tax dollars):
Hattiesburg is a praying city. We all understand what prayer does, how powerful prayer is. Personally prayer has done so much for my family, and people that I love. So we'll continue to have the prayer breakfast.
The Mayor appears to have no understanding of the law, the scientific studies which have debunked prayer, or the fact that there are several atheists living in his city. We are part of the city. We understand that prayer accomplishes nothing and has no power. We also recognize that the mayor's belief that prayer has helped his family is wholly irrelevant to whether he is entitled to spend public funds to promote religion.

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