California post office tosses prayers (July 21, 2017)

A U.S. post office plant in Richmond, Calif., has agreed to end government-endorsed prayers after receiving a letter from FFRF.

At a potluck held by the post office plant in December 2016, a pre-meal prayer was led “in Jesus’ name.” At a luncheon four days after, the plant manager asked for an employee to lead a prayer. FFRF Staff Attorney Madeline Ziegler wrote to the plant manager, Severo Garza, on April 3, warning that the prayer practices had violated the constitutional separation of church and state by imposing prayer on employees and endorsing religion on behalf of the government.

Garza responded in a letter to FFRF on July 21 agreeing that the post office would be in compliance with the First Amendment in the future.

Freedom From Religion Foundation