submitted on 10/10/2017
I am requesting a copy of the procedures and policies related to invocations presented at
county city meetings.
If no policy/procedure exists, the answers to the following questions:
What criteria is used to determine who will be invited to give an invocation?
How are the people contacted?
Please include a copy of the standard correspondence that is used to invite participation. (this is not a request for a copy of every correspondence sent, just the standard correspondence used to invite participation, if there is a recommended format.)
What instructions are given to anyone giving an invocation?
What is the amount of time allocated for the invocation?
What is the restriction on how many times the same person can give an invocation in a calendar year?
How often is the list of eligible participants updated?
Is there a designated substitute if the scheduled person is unable to attend?
Is there a disclaimer on any printed agenda distributed at meetings that the commission does not endorse any particulate religious view? I have reviewed the agendas available online and did not find a disclaimer included.
I would prefer the information be provided in an email, or a link to an online document.
Thank you for your time and effort in responding to this request.
Yours in reason,
Atheists of Florida Inc.
Why we asked:
Here is what we found when we did an analysis of who gave invocations in 2017
as you can see, there one only one non-christian that gave an invocation.
|9/21/2017||christian||heavenly father stated we gather in your name|
|9/07/2017||pastor Dan Baker||christian||used in jesus name|
|8/24/2017||Mr. Ed Taylor||christian||catholic||council member|
|8/10/2017||Deacon David Sirrianna||christian||catholic|
|7/24/2017||Pastor Bryan Sailor||christian|
|7/13/2017||Pastor Dan Baker||christian|
|6/22/2017||Pastor John Farris||christian|
|6/08/2017||Father Michael MaSue?||christian||greek orthodox|
|5/11/2017||Pastor Yang||christian||mong community|
|4/27/2017||Pastor Jeff Myers||christian|
|4/13/2017||muslim||Islamic society of pinellas park|
|3/23/2017||Rev Robert Jones||christian||in the name of jesus|