Lawmaker’s prayer-less invocation draws criticism from colleagues

Majority Leader Steve Montenegro
Majority Leader Steve Montenegro

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star

A top House leader criticized an atheist Democrat lawmaker Thursday for using the time set aside for prayer to instead give thanks for diverse beliefs — including the belief there is no higher power.

Majority Leader Steve Montenegro declared that Rep. Juan Mendez, D-Tempe, had violated House rules that require each day’s session begin with a “prayer.” That’s because Mendez used the time to talk about the “pluralistic society.”


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