I recently spoke with Frank Sorick — President of the Wilkes-Barre City Taxpayers’ Association — concerning government-led prayer at Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings, Wilkes-Barre politics, a recently erected Taxpayers’ Association “Mayor Got Gas” billboard chiding Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton, Mayor Leighton’s comment lamenting free speech [of atheists], and more.
Find more information about the issue of government-led prayer at Wilkes-Barre Council meetings by viewing the category ‘council prayer‘ which includes my June 2013 address to council, July 2013 address to council, initial objection to council prayer, television appearances (1, 2) and a talkradio appearance, a letter the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent to council, podcast interviews (1, 2, 3), a letter to the editor I wrote, and more information.
More information about the Wilkes-Barre City Taxpayers’ Association and their new billboard can be found on their website. Read the Citizen’s Voice article mentioned in our interview pertaining to the unaccounted for 18,000 gallons of gas here. Mayor Leighton’s quote — “We live in a free country; unfortunately everybody has the rights to say whatever they want to say” — can be find in a May 2013 The Times Leader article.
Listen to the below embedded interview:
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