Prayer at City Council meetings

Prayer at City Council meetings

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“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

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#1 Apr 19, 2011
I think prayer is out of place at City Council meetings.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in God... but what about those that do not... what about those of other faiths?

If I were them I would resent being pressured into participating in Christian prayer.

Maybe we should just have a moment of silence... or a moment of reflection?

What do you think?
stellar

United States

#2 Apr 19, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
I think prayer is out of place at City Council meetings.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in God... but what about those that do not... what about those of other faiths?

If I were them I would resent being pressured into participating in Christian prayer.

Maybe we should just have a moment of silence... or a moment of reflection?

What do you think?
Disagree!!!

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#3 Apr 19, 2011
stellar wrote:
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Disagree!!!
So you think you should impose your Christian beliefs on others?

What if we prayed to Allah?

Would you support that?

What if someone wanted us to pray to Satan?

Would you be for that?
too bad

United States

#4 Apr 19, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
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So you think you should impose your Christian beliefs on others?
What if we prayed to Allah?
Would you support that?
What if someone wanted us to pray to Satan?
Would you be for that?
majority rules, if you don't like it, then dont participate. no one is forcing christianity on them.
Linda

La Porte, TX

#5 Apr 19, 2011
I think a moment of silence would be more appropriate.
Linda

La Porte, TX

#6 Apr 19, 2011
But. . .this IS La Porte.

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#7 Apr 20, 2011
too bad wrote:
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no one is forcing christianity on them.
Well, lets just say a whole bunch of Muslims move to La Porte... and now they are the majority... and they want a Muslim prayer in City Council.

Would THEY be forcing their beliefs on you?

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#8 Apr 20, 2011
Linda wrote:
I think a moment of silence would be more appropriate.
I think so too... a moment for everyone to reflect... and believe or not as they will.

Religious ceremony in City Council... just hits me a bit wrong.

To me... it's kinda like the City validates their divinity by beginning City Council with a prayer.

Like they are saying, "We believe in God... so we've GOT to be good people."

I have problems with people who wrap themselves in God and hold their self above others.

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Question:

What kind of politician opens a can of worms like, "Prayer in City Council" right before an election?

Answer:

An honest above the board politician that is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in or stand up to those who would stand against him.

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#10 Apr 20, 2011
I am sure Mr.Rosa will be having a coronary when he logs in and checks the forum this morning.
too bad

United States

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Well, lets just say a whole bunch of Muslims move to La Porte... and now they are the majority... and they want a Muslim prayer in City Council.
Would THEY be forcing their beliefs on you?
until that day happens, i will keep supporting christian prayers. and even if it does happen, i am secure enough in my faith and self, that it will not bother me. got any more stupid questions?

Since: Jan 10

La Porte, TX

#12 Apr 20, 2011
Every church with a building in La Porte gets a chance to pray before City Council. If there is a Muslim Church they will be given their turn.

There is no such thing as a religious neutral.
Lomax

Houston, TX

#13 Apr 20, 2011
hootster wrote:
Every church with a building in La Porte gets a chance to pray before City Council. If there is a Muslim Church they will be given their turn.
There is no such thing as a religious neutral.
Thank you for your intelligent, considerate and accurate answer. That is what I wish I could put into words myself. It doesn't matter if I have agreed with your answers or not, they have always enlightened me to the goings-on of this city government. Same as Mr. Rosa and a couple of other "alias" names on here. No newspaper and the Chronicle, Bay Area Observer and others are sketchy, I appreciate the ones on here that have the ability to make public our city government. We are so ignorant and I don't see the city trying to keep us enlightened.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#14 Apr 20, 2011
Have you ever thought that the council needs God's help just to get through the meeting?
mrrosa

Houston, TX

#15 Apr 20, 2011
hootster wrote:
Every church with a building in La Porte gets a chance to pray before City Council. If there is a Muslim Church they will be given their turn.
There is no such thing as a religious neutral.
Amen Hoot, I know a very devout Muslim right here in La Porte. He is our assistant city engineer Masood Malilk. I love this man and he respects me. Many times we have prayed together. We prayed together in the parking lot of Jack in the Box a couple of weeks ago under the gasoline sign. We were both concerned about high gasoline prices on his fixed income.
Masood takes time off for all the Muslim holidays as I do for my Jewish and Christian holidays.( I am a born again Jesus loving Jew)..
Masood asked me to pray for him as recently as yesterday, he knows my Jesus loves him and can take care of him. He also knows that his God is dead and Jesus Christ is alive and well.

So I would like to see Masood pray at the council meeting Monday. If we ever needed God in our government it is NOW!. God Bless our council for realizing this.
Safety Pro

Cleveland, TX

#16 Apr 20, 2011
Wow....

Who is shocked that the clown HF has "assumed" everyone's name...

You are such a joke HF.
Heavy Fed

Crystal Springs, MS

#17 Apr 20, 2011
Whoo Hoo look at me... I'm somebody.........

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#18 Apr 20, 2011
mrrosa wrote:
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We prayed together in the parking lot of Jack in the Box a couple of weeks ago under the gasoline sign. We were both concerned about high gasoline prices on his fixed income.
You prayed to God about gasoline prices?

Really?

That is pretty shameful.

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#19 Apr 20, 2011
mrrosa wrote:
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He also knows that his God is dead and Jesus Christ is alive and well.
OMG!

I have absolutely lost ALL of the little respect I had for you, Rosa... I won't even call you Mr. anymore.
Conservative Philosophy

Pasadena, TX

#20 Apr 20, 2011
I finally have something to agree with HF. Prayer is out of place in all government.

If you don't pay taxes, you don't get a say in local government.

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