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‘Jesus Christ’ Banned from Council Prayers

WiliamGosset Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:42 PM
I sure as hell ain't believing in your religious beliefs and I ain't an atheist.
Dean197 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 10:16 AM
You can pray however you want in public. Can you not see the difference between you deciding to make a spectacle of your prayers on a random street corner is different from a town council making prayers for a specific religion a part of their official proceedings?
Ken6226 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 6:49 PM
You're within your rights not to embrace my religious beliefs. You are overstepping your rights when you start telling me how to pray in public.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:58 PM
"I ain't an atheist."

That's clearly true; the atheists I know are intelligent....

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...