Fort Lauderdale Criticized for Lack Of Diversity In Commission Invocations

February 12, 2011

Author: Scott Wyman

Source: The Orlando Sentinel,0,556667.story

Only three times in the past 50 City Commission meetings has someone other than a Protestant or a Catholic delivered the opening prayer.


The last time a Muslim gave the invocation was January 2006. No Buddhist or Hindu has done so in a decade. Rabbis have been called on seven times in those 10 years, less than the number of appearances by the staff of either Calvary Chapel or First Presbyterian Church.