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‘Jesus Christ’ Banned from Council Prayers

rbarton Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:43 AM
Once again, one atheist has managed to stop people from acknowledging the Lord. Why do Christians allow this to happen?
Dean197 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:44 AM
I suppose because most of them believe in rule of law, not of men. We're not a country of 'majority rules' when it comes to the First Amendment.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 11:13 AM
Because some Christians actually grasp that it's not the job of government to assume the role of churches -- or vice versa.
MotorcycleMama55 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 11:57 AM
I guess some Christians don't believe in being "fishers of men" as Christ taught us. It's kind of hard to spread the message of Gods' love if you are only allowed to speak His name in an "appropriate" place.
Dean197 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:44 AM
If you think getting government endorsement is how you win souls, I think you're mistaken.

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...