(CLICKORLANDO) — DELTONA, Florida – Residents and a separation of church and state group recently asked a Deltona commissioner to stop reading Bible verses at city meetings.

“I’m not trying to convert anyone. I’m not trying to force religion down anyone’s throats,” said Christopher Alcantara.

City Commissioner Alcantara said reading scripture has been part of his routine since taking office in November.

“When I see something that talks to my heart and I feel that others should hear it, I share it in meeting. I don’t expound on it. I just read it and move on,” he said.

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