Had another City Council meeting. Stood for the invocation, thinking "maybe this time, it'll be non-denomination". Nope. At the end was "In Jesus' name we pray, amen."
I was literally sick. I can't do it anymore. I don't care what people think, or if my job is at risk; I'm not standing up for an invocation that involves praying to Jesus. No disrespect to Christianity. It's just that I'm Jewish, and Jews don't pray to Jesus. I don't even feel comfortable standing with my head straight ahead and my eyes open. Can't do it. My two options are to sit down, or come in late, which I think would look worse.