Supreme Court OKs city council meeting to serve as forums for Christian prayer

"Once it invites prayer into the public sphere, government must permit a prayer giver to address his or her own God or gods as conscience dictates, unfettered by what an administrator or judge considers to be non-sectarian." - Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Town of Greece v. Galloway. (LA Times)

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  1. "Once it invites prayer into the public sphere"

    I think I found the problem here.

  2. I never understood the push for prayer in political meetings. Jesus indicated that he wanted no part of man's government, yet many fundamentalists today continually try to drag him into it.

  3. I think I see your mistake. You're assuming these people have any respect for or even interest in what Jesus, according to the Bible, actually preached.

  4. Yep, that's what they do.

  5. Because it's not about what they believe. It's about making sure others know what they believe. It's about promoting what they believe, and, for some, I have no doubt it's about making others whose beliefs are different feel inferior.

    I once received an email from a so-called Christian that was titled "Letter from A Concerned Teacher". It read, "As a teacher I don't just teach. I also have to be a career guidance counselor, a psychologist, a sympathizer, a referee, and a part-time parent. I have to do all that and you tell me I can't pray in school?"

    You and I both know the "teacher" wasn't being prevented from praying--no one's being prevented from praying--but for the author of that letter being told "you can't make others conform to your religious beliefs" is the same as being told "you can't have religious beliefs."

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