So John Ashcroft is holding voluntary prayer meetings before work every morning that all of his employees are invited to attend. If you ask me, that’s inappropriate. I don’t hold his religion against him, but I feel like he ought to practice it in private, outside the context of his office, especially given that he holds a high position in the federal government. I think that it’s reasonable to assume that many employees would feel uncomfortable if they refused to attend such a meeting if it were held by their boss, even if attending such a meeting conflicted with their own beliefs.