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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#23 Nov 4, 2013
carey529 wrote:
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yawn...
oh. good one, lar...
you're in fine form today...
A little more meth might perk you up.

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#24 Nov 4, 2013
LFOD wrote:
<quoted text>It must be nice to have such an easy life that all that concerns you is other people's beliefs.
It's pleasant enough here - except for that red guy with the horns and tail.

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#25 Nov 4, 2013
carey529 wrote:
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THAT'S your argument?
wow!
You want a real argument? Where do I start? Adults believing in supernatural crap is unrealistic to me. Why is your supernatural crap, but someone else that brainwashed different supernatural crap in a different geographical location not? It is all ridiculous to me. I believe in what is proven. Besides all that; Look at all the hatred that comes from religion. Sorry as an educated person, I will take science over any religion , every f'en day.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#26 Nov 4, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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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.)
Except of course they aren't similar at all.

If it's a Christian leading the prayer, then it's a Christian prayer.
McQuanzi

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#27 Nov 4, 2013
C-4U ALLahahahahhahahha;)

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Tawas City, Michigan

#28 Nov 4, 2013
carey529 wrote:
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yo, dumbass, the overwhelming majority of PEOPLE here are of a Christian nature!
Yo, dumbass, that's IRRELEVANT, and the constitution specifically protects the rights of all minorities, including religious minorities.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#29 Nov 4, 2013
Where's the closet?
imaginaryfriend

Westland, MI

#30 Nov 4, 2013
Dear Fairy Godmother,
Please grant me all my wishes.
Thanks.
The above has the same usefulness as prayer. Please grow up and get the bleep out of our secular government. To choose a religion is against the first amendment AND is discriminatory.
McQuanzi

Hanoi, Vietnam

#31 Nov 4, 2013
Halito wrote:
Where's the closet?
investment 2much no mas"room to hang yo G-string?!;-00h, i did hang on mike head it's OK and look very sex C!!;-00
McQuanzi

Hanoi, Vietnam

#32 Nov 4, 2013
imaginaryfriend wrote:
Dear Fairy Godmother,
Please grant me all my wishes.
Thanks.
The above has the same usefulness as prayer. Please grow up and get the bleep out of our secular government. To choose a religion is against the first amendment AND is discriminatory.
U don't yo hoooker fro las vegas buttt images a escort guidian you to the Penhouse?!!;-00

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#33 Nov 5, 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...
I'd say sure, in Muslim countries. But then fathers can kill their daughters if they bring 'shame' on the men of family. Tough call.

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#34 Nov 5, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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I'd say sure, in Muslim countries. But then fathers can kill their daughters if they bring 'shame' on the men of family. Tough call.
Just as Christian fathers can stone their own daughter if she's not a virgin on her wedding night.

Good reason to keep ALL religion out of government.

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#35 Nov 5, 2013
carey529 wrote:
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yo, dumbass, the overwhelming majority of PEOPLE here are of a Christian nature!
Not true, doofus.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#36 Nov 5, 2013
Religion clouds judgement, and almost all Supreme Court justice's are Christian. The legislative and elected officials are paid for by the tax payer. The obvious judgement is, no prayer, whether the majority wants it or not.

And if they don't get rid of ptrayer, then they have to let others pray to their god, or messiah, and let those who do not worship a deity speak against the prayers just spoken, if they choose to do so.

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#37 Nov 5, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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I'd say sure, in Muslim countries. But then fathers can kill their daughters if they bring 'shame' on the men of family. Tough call.
That's awful! According to the Talmud, only sons may be killed. Ain't religion grand?

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The Left Coast

#38 Nov 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Just as Christian fathers can stone their own daughter if she's not a virgin on her wedding night.
Good reason to keep ALL religion out of government.
I think only old school Catholics can do that.

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