The Wisconsin-based Freedom of Religion Foundation had complained that the Council's opening prayer was typically Christian, prompting Council President Chris Kaufman to say this week that City Council might substitute a moment of silence for the prayer.
But The Pueblo Chieftain reports the Council's own rules and bylaws call for an invocation, so it would take a majority vote of Council to stop the official prayer.
Council members say they're looking at ways to make the invocation more inclusive.
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