Two Republican Washington state legislators walked out on a prayer by Imam Mohamad Joban. Legislator Lois McMahan called Islam the "focal point of the hate-America sentiment," and said, "It's an issue of patriotism."
Cary Condotta says that he "wasn't particularly interested" in the prayer by Joban.
The prayer is arranged by the Associated Ministries of Thurston County who selects the person to give it. Kathy Erlandson of the group expressed her disappointment, saying she was "embarrassed."