Letter to the Editor: Freedom to worship

Dear Editor: 

On May 5, the National Day of Prayer was held outside City Hall under the United States flag. 

I recall right after 9/11, those in Congress standing on the steps of the Capitol singing "God Bless America." I called both California senators and Rep. Roybal-Allard's office to ask which god they were singing to. Is this the god that has been outlawed in our schools? Or the god who has been put out of our military? 

We had all better pray for God to bless America, yes, even those in leadership. Many want this but don't have the courage to let our elected officials know it. We should especially pray for our military. We should also pray for those in Washington, D.C. who seem to have either lost their way or are so self-centered and who love the money they can get by being in a political office but not God nor the people they say they're representing. 

Those in the military should be especially prayed for and allowed to pray and express their allegiance to god freely. Since our leadership is not on good terms with China, Russia, North Korea, Iran (yes, even after President Obama and John Kerry gave them the $150 billion to accomplish the atomic bomb missiles), nor apparently does any country like the U.S. I guess Obama's bowing and scraping to the Muslim leaders didn't pay off. 

Let your elected officials know that the military are not second class citizens without freedom of speech or freedom of workshop. 

Elsa Van Leuven