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SUE Ayres is misinformed (Letters, February 23).

The “recent landmark ruling”, by the High Court, states that prayers should not be part of the business of council meetings.

It is quite clear that it does not prevent consenting councillors from gathering for prayers before or after the meeting.

As long as it does not incur extra costs for the council taxpayers, or unduly impede others preparing for the meeting, I can see no problems.

Unless the council decides to ban symbols of other beliefs, there can be no objection to the wearing of crosses or fish.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus of Nazareth pointed to the value of private prayer and to the hypocrisy of many who pray in public. There are many present day examples of the latter.

If Sue Ayres really wants to stand up for her faith, rather than muttering prayers in the council chamber, she only needs to ensure that her conduct and voting remain compatible with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

STEVE BOLTER

Gestingthorpe