Legislative prayer gets Supreme Court review

Nov 4, 2013 Full story: WTOP-FM Washington 36

The Supreme Court, which asks for God's protection before every public session, will settle a dispute over prayer in the halls of government.

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com about but

Hanoi, Vietnam

#2 Nov 4, 2013
com about but

Hanoi, Vietnam

#3 Nov 4, 2013
;-00000000r, knee how ma???;)
com about but

Hanoi, Vietnam

#4 Nov 4, 2013
The Democrats Jackass wrote:
Obama does not want to be judged by a higher authority.
If you were him after what happened in Benghazi, would you?
if U hav a HOUSE then who REPRESENTIVE 4U?;) if U liv in the APARTMENT den whom wil REPRESENTATIVE 4U?? and if U Is HOMEless than hu wil PRESENT for You?!!!;-000h, EZ question 4U:)
com about gof

Hanoi, Vietnam

#5 Nov 4, 2013
GOD again;-000h, move on kiddo, i hav go to piss now stop watch mi ok;) too much McCafe' & McTea"

;-0000h, hav fun Class

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Nov 4, 2013
Here's a simple test:

If the prayer was to Allah, would the "conservative" Republicans still be in favor?

There's your answer...
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Nov 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Here's a simple test:
If the prayer was to Allah, would the "conservative" Republicans still be in favor?
There's your answer...
The stupidity of Liberal anti-American thinking is astounding.

The prayer in question identifies no specific religion's god.

Thus, Sheepdip has no answer.
anonymous

Absecon, NJ

#8 Nov 4, 2013
The liberals simply know that all religion is basically a ritual for one hand washing the other by its believers. It has no place in any part of government where adults are expected to be accountable at all times.

Politics would be so much simpler if people would just grow up.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Nov 4, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
The stupidity of Liberal anti-American thinking is astounding.
The prayer in question identifies no specific religion's god.
Thus, Sheepdip has no answer.
Ummm, wrong yet again.

The complaint was brought because the overwhelming majority of prayers said WERE of a Christian nature.

So I'll ask again. If they were primarily Muslim prayers, would all you religious freaks still be so supportive?

Didn't think so.
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#10 Nov 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, wrong yet again.
The complaint was brought because the overwhelming majority of prayers said WERE of a Christian nature.
So I'll ask again. If they were primarily Muslim prayers, would all you religious freaks still be so supportive?
Didn't think so.
Atheists are inherently liars. All truth is relative to them, which explains your continued falsehoods.

The article correctly states: "From 1999 through 2007, and again from January 2009 through June 2010, every meeting was opened with a Christian-oriented invocation. In 2008, after residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens complained, four of 12 meetings were opened by non-Christians, including a Jewish layman, a Wiccan priestess and the chairman of the local Baha'i congregation."

It continues: "The two residents filed suit and a trial court ruled in the town's favor, finding that the town did not intentionally exclude non-Christians. It also said that the content of the prayer was not an issue because there was no desire to proselytize or demean other faiths."

The complainants themselves testified that they knew of no denominations in town except for Christian churches. Since the Supreme Court and the Congress open with prayers from a predominantly Christian nation's representatives, the content of the prayers, rather than the clothing of the prayer giver, should be what establishes the prayer as specifically Christian.

Since their is no specific reference to Christ, nor any proselytizing, nor any reference to other faith (including the religion of Atheism), the claim that the prayers were Christian in nature is a perversion of logic. That's like saying a queer giving a lecture on property taxes is trying to turn people into queers, or making property taxes queer.(God forgive us for having to use the profane to discuss the sacred.)
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Lambertville, NJ

#11 Nov 4, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheists are inherently liars. All truth is relative to them, which explains your continued falsehoods.
The article correctly states: "From 1999 through 2007, and again from January 2009 through June 2010, every meeting was opened with a Christian-oriented invocation. In 2008, after residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens complained, four of 12 meetings were opened by non-Christians, including a Jewish layman, a Wiccan priestess and the chairman of the local Baha'i congregation."
It continues: "The two residents filed suit and a trial court ruled in the town's favor, finding that the town did not intentionally exclude non-Christians. It also said that the content of the prayer was not an issue because there was no desire to proselytize or demean other faiths."
The complainants themselves testified that they knew of no denominations in town except for Christian churches. Since the Supreme Court and the Congress open with prayers from a predominantly Christian nation's representatives, the content of the prayers, rather than the clothing of the prayer giver, should be what establishes the prayer as specifically Christian.
Since their is no specific reference to Christ, nor any proselytizing, nor any reference to other faith (including the religion of Atheism), the claim that the prayers were Christian in nature is a perversion of logic. That's like saying a queer giving a lecture on property taxes is trying to turn people into queers, or making property taxes queer.(God forgive us for having to use the profane to discuss the sacred.)
This from a moron who thinks smoking pot makes people gay. You probably believe people can get the clap from toilet seats too!!

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#12 Nov 4, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The stupidity of Liberal anti-American thinking is astounding.
The prayer in question identifies no specific religion's god.
Thus, Sheepdip has no answer.
What about the people who believe the prayers are offered to a non-existent fantasy?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Nov 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, wrong yet again.
The complaint was brought because the overwhelming majority of prayers said WERE of a Christian nature.
So I'll ask again. If they were primarily Muslim prayers, would all you religious freaks still be so supportive?
Didn't think so.
yo, dumbass, the overwhelming majority of PEOPLE here are of a Christian nature!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#14 Nov 4, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What about the people who believe the prayers are offered to a non-existent fantasy?
don't pray...
it's not like it's mandated...like, say, obamacare!
LFOD

Carol Stream, IL

#15 Nov 4, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What about the people who believe the prayers are offered to a non-existent fantasy?
It must be nice to have such an easy life that all that concerns you is other people's beliefs.

“Just my opinion”

Since: Jul 08

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#16 Nov 4, 2013
I'm shocked that adults still believe in this crap in 2013.

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Since: Jul 08

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#17 Nov 4, 2013
carey529 wrote:
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yo, dumbass, the overwhelming majority of PEOPLE here are of a Christian nature!
Most thought world was flat. Doesn't make it true.

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#18 Nov 4, 2013
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
don't pray...
it's not like it's mandated...like, say, obamacare!
I did pray, but you're still here.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#20 Nov 4, 2013
tampabayallstar wrote:
<quoted text>Most thought world was flat. Doesn't make it true.
THAT'S your argument?
wow!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#21 Nov 4, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I did pray, but you're still here.
yawn...

oh. good one, lar...
you're in fine form today...

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#22 Nov 4, 2013
tampabayallstar wrote:
I'm shocked that adults still believe in this crap in 2013.
said the guy that STILL believes Obama!

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