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The Foresight of Justice Kennedy

nomad5 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 9:14 AM
You will undoubtedly drive public prayer from the public square in the not-distant-future, and you will go on imposing on the people of faith and swear to yourself you are not. There is nothing more tragic that someone who is self-deluded. God loves you nevertheless, and desires with all His heart for you to know Him. Why don't you ask God straight-up to show you what He's really like, and then wait and see how He does it?

Since the 1950s the Longview, Wash. City Council has opened its public meetings with prayer, as Congress has done for 239 years. But fear of a lawsuit from groups like the ACLU has caused the mayor to tell the local ministerial association that it is “not acceptable” for ministers who volunteer to give a Christian prayer that refers to Jesus.

To their credit, the ministers refused to give a generic prayer that violates the convictions of their faith.

So, for fear of an ACLU threat, city officials decided to exclude ministers simply because their faith teaches...