I can imagine how my mother would've reacted. Upon being told she couldn't pray she would have lifted all 5' 2" inches to her feet and out loud led the group in prayer. And yes, she would have asked God to forgive the heathens who steal love and faith from the group, but she would have mostly asked God to help thugs who bully those with little time left to them.
Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals
Tim Rutherford, Senior Citizens Inc. vice president, said some of his staff recently visited the center and noticed people praying shortly before lunch was served. Rutherford said his company provides meals like baked chicken, steak tips and rice and salads at a cost of about $6 a plate. Seniors taking the meals pay 55 cents and federal money foots the rest of the bill, Rutherford said.
"We can't scoff at their rules," he said of federal authorities. "It's a part of the operational guidelines."
Our three branches of government should be proud.