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CITY OF PUEBLO Council sticks with prayer

Panel was leaning toward no invocation

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Chris Nicoll

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:00 am | Updated: 8:03 pm, Sat Nov 3, 2012.

Pueblo City Council is sticking with prayer.

Although a Wisconsin-based group has challenged council's long tradition of starting its regular meetings with what is usually a Christian prayer, council isn't going to jettison its invocation after all.

Council President Chris Kaufman had said this week that council might substitute a "moment of silent observance" for the long-standing prayer. It turns out, however, that council's own rules and bylaws call for an invocation. In short, it would take a majority of council to vote to stop the official prayer and that doesn't appear likely.

"In fact, I'd like to expand the invocation to our weekly work sessions as well," offered Councilman Chris Nicoll. "Congress and the General Assembly have prayers before they begin each session and I'd like to follow those guidelines."

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