The provider of the Jackson Hole Rodeo has agreed to change the event’s opening prayer to be non-sectarian.
Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says the rodeo used to open with a prayer that mentioned Jesus, and his office received complaints about that.
“We have contestants that don’t follow that faith,” Barron said. “We have attendees that come from around the world. And so there were some people who didn’t appreciate the Christian element of the prayer.”
The town’s new concession agreement specifies that the opening prayer will be non-sectarian.