"Mayor Eric Hogue at National Night Out 2012" by City of Wylie / CC BY-NC 2.0

Wylie Mayor Defends Religious Belief That Only Men Should Lead Public Prayer

May 21, 2020

By Meredith Yeomans

The mayor of Wylie is defending himself after an e-mail he wrote to a city council member over the weekend.

As a magician, minister, and mayor of Wylie, Eric Hogue wears many hats.

Over the weekend, his roles as minister and mayor met as seen in an email obtained by a political blogger then posted online.

“I just was flabbergasted, it’s 2020,” said Mary Shaddox, a Wylie resident who saw the post.

The email exchange began Thursday when a Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Forrester asked Mayor Hogue if a local missionary group could “come to our next meeting and lead us in prayer before the meeting.”

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