Well, Mr. Mayor. I don't see how you honor men who have died for freedom by ordering the man to leave a government meeting AT GUNPOINT because he refuses to pledge his allegiance and pray to your version of god.
The article then says:
Though Rees said he did not know Richardson by name, he recognized him from previous meetings as the man who sits in the front row and then leaves after the invocation and pledge. "He doesn't come to the meetings because he cares about the city," Rees said.So the Mayor gets to decide who cares and does not care about the city?
I fought in a war so that people would be free from petty tyrants, not to empower those same tyrants. Don't you DARE invoke my name to enforce your power on others.