Anyway, one of our members wrote a letter to the Star Phoenix and is suggesting other concerned folks in the city write to the mayor, or the paper. A mayor shouldn’t use his position to raise the position of one particular religious group over everybody else. This is the letter she suggests we could personalize:
As a resident of Saskatoon, I would like to express my objection to the “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast” that will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2010. I find it troubling that Mayor Atchison, an elected official, is willing to use his civic title and position to promote a particular religious ideology while also appearing to turn a profit in ticket sales. The invited speakers and performers for the prayer breakfast appear to represent a very specific evangelical Christian ideology, which undermines the mayor’s credibility and impartiality as a public official who has a duty to represent all citizens of Saskatoon. Perhaps the Mayor’s efforts would be better directed in finding ways to benefit all Saskatoon residents, rather than only those who believe in his particular religious point of view. I hope that the Mayor and council will refrain from holding the prayer breakfast in the future.
Keep your edits kid-friendly though, peeps. The point is to make a point, not fuckbomb their inboxes.
Oh, and next time city elections come around, how’s about voting, eh? I think our vote stats were pretty grim last year. I know I forgot…