Canadian Secular Alliance

Canadian Secular Alliance

December 10, 2014 10:00 ET

Mississauga Resident To Speak Against Lord's Prayer at City Council Meeting Dec 17th

Derek Gray Backed by Canadian Secular Alliance, intervenors in Supreme Court Prayer Case

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2014) - Mississauga resident Derek Gray has filed a complaint with Mississauga City Council calling for an end to the recitation of the Lord's Prayer and will be called to address council on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 9:00AM.

He is supported by the Canadian Secular Alliance, which intervened in the October 14th Supreme Court of Canada case to argue against all public prayer in Canada.

"The City of Mississauga is breaking the law," said Justin Trottier, CSA Spokesperson. "The Ontario Court of Appeal has declared it unconstitutional to recite the Lord's Prayer at city meetings."

"Religious prayers may reflect tradition, but exclusionary behaviour does not reflect contemporary Canadian values," said Trottier. "Mississauga is not a Christian city, nor a theist city. Religious services belong in places of worship and not in government."

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