Action Alert

Tell Minn. council to nix worship time

Please encourage the Hutchinson City Council to abolish inappropriate invocations at its meetings.

It was recently reported that the council has been including prayer during its public meetings. During the meetings, a pastor is typically present to deliver a theist invocation or a needless moment of silence is observed.

The Hutchinson City staff will be addressing the issue at its next council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. If you live in the area, please attend the meeting and ask the city council to focus on the secular business of civic government and abandon its invocations. Worshiping at government meetings is inappropriate, divisive and unnecessary and unnecessary waste of taxpayer’s time.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can call Mayor Gary Forcier at (320) 583-8717 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The names of the council members and their contact information are listed below:

Steve Cook
(320) 587-7108
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John Lofdahl
(320) 582-1084
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Mary Christensen
(320) 296-3389
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Chad Czmowski
(952) 237-3587
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MESSAGE

Please feel free to cut and paste the talking points we've provided below for your message to the council.

As a concerned resident, I am writing to ask that the Hutchinson City Council abandon its practice of giving invocations at government meetings. Worshipping on taxpayer’s time is inappropriate, divisive and unnecessary. Furthermore, other cities in the area do not engage in this practice.

Please focus on the secular business of civic government during council meetings. City officials can practice religion on their own time.

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