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‘Jesus Christ’ Banned from Council Prayers

gshields Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 8:30 AM
Too many people have forgotten, this country was founded on the principles of God fearing people, our law was founded on the Holy Bible and the Ten Commandments, and give all people the right to free speech. Now we, let me correct that, the government has taken God and religion out of our schools, God out of government meetings and God away from the military chaplains. This country is in for a very big surprise soon, when God takes the atheists and United States out of his blessing. The one thing they haven't taken is, now they can teach about Islam in our schools and we can not say anything that might offend Islam. Guess what, I, like most believers have read the Bible and we know the ending. GOD WINS, end of story.

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...