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‘Jesus Christ’ Banned from Council Prayers

Donjindra Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 9:58 AM
A corporation is a legal construction by government. Any "rights" it has are rights granted by government. Those rights can be taken away by government. This is not the same concept as the inherent rights envisioned by the Bill of Rights.
Donjindra Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:57 PM
"Any rights (not in air quotes) can be taken away? Really?"

I'm referring only to corporations. Corporations are government creations, unlike individuals which are not.
Rich D. Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 7:58 PM
Any rights (not in air quotes) can be taken away? Really? Freedom of assembly? Property rights? The right so redress grievances in a court of law? Taking of property without just compensation? Just try taking those rights away!

The mayor of a Washington town has directed pastors to stop invoking the name “Jesus Christ” in city council invocations.

Don Jensen, the mayor of Longview, Wash., told the Kelso-Longview Ministerial Association that prayers mentioning Christ were not acceptable because they could expose the city to a lawsuit.

The decision has sparked controversy in the city – located about 50 miles north of Portland, Ore.

Mark Schmutz, who pastors the Northlake Baptist Church, said if they can’t speak the name Jesus Christ, association ministers will no longer provide the invocation.

“We need to be able to speak Jesus’ name,” he told...