Day of Prayer abscences

Dear Editor:The total absence of the Downey City Council at the National Day of Prayer observance has caused more attention and comments than if they had been there. This is a first. Usually the mayor and other councilmen are there. My councilman - Mr. Fernando Vasquez - not there; Mr. Luis Marquez, not there; Deacon Mario Guerra, who is present at almost every city event - no show; Mr. David Gafin - no show; and Mayor Roger Brossmer - no show, but sent a proclamation to be read. Is there some reason for this? Is it now politically incorrect or is there some new attack on Christianity? Has some movement to do away with prayer influenced them? What's the problem with the City Council? With the cities, state of California and the federal government in such a mess, it would lead us to believe that the United States and the rest of the world are in dire need of God's wisdom and blessings. Betty Logan Downey

********** Published: May 17, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 05