In his Jan. 26 letter to the editor, Robert Clarke identified me as the person who, along with Neil Ridgely, filed a lawsuit against the board of commissioners for opening their meetings with a prayer. Clarke apparently confused me with another person.
I did not file any lawsuit with or without Neil Ridgely. In fact, I wholeheartedly support county officials opening their meetings with a prayer.
The founding fathers believed in God and frequently prayed to God in public. Our country was founded upon religious freedom, as in freedom of religion, not from religion.
I am old enough to remember when bibles and the Lord's Prayer were allowed in public schools in accordance with long-standing Judeo-Christian values. Over the years, the liberal left has used the courts to suppress Judeo-Christian values and replace them with secular values.
Please take a close look at where expunging God from official proceedings has gotten this country. Kids now go to school and kill their teachers and other students. This just didn't happen when I was in school.
Now there is a lawsuit against our board of commissioners because they open many of their meetings with a prayer to Jesus Christ. I support the First Amendment right of free speech and I support the Carroll County commissioners' right to pray in public. I encourage our commissioners to exercise their constitutional right of free speech and to continue asking God for assistance in making their decisions.
Also, I would like to inform Clarke that America is for everybody and all religions not just Christians.