Forsyth County Files Response to Pray...

Forsyth County Files Response to Prayer Lawsuit

There are 6 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Nov 30, 2009, titled Forsyth County Files Response to Prayer Lawsuit. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

Forsyth County has filed a response to a preliminary ruling that suggested the county's prayer policy was unconstitutional because it included references to sectarian deities like Jesus, the Winston-Salem Journal reports .

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Greensboro, NC

#1 Nov 30, 2009
May Our Father watch over them
BC in NC

Winston Salem, NC

#2 Nov 30, 2009
How can a federal judge rule public prayer unconstitutional when the U.S. Constitution clearly states "NO laws shall be made which restrict the free exercise of religion"?

Greensboro, NC

#3 Nov 30, 2009
Where do these Lawyers and Judges come up with separation of church and State? No where in our Constitution does it mention it. What it says is [Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. So if anything When a Judge rule that someone can not pray they are the ones going aginst the Constitution they are surpose to up hold

Asheboro, NC

#4 Nov 30, 2009
It's sad that we have judges, or any government officials, that would love to find anyway to push Jesus Christ out of our nation. This is not just happening here, it's happening all over America. We are a Christian nation. The more we move from that, the worse this nation will become.
Forsyth_30_year_ old

Lexington, NC

#5 Dec 1, 2009
NO! We are not JUST a Christian nation! We are a melding pot of all nationalities, beliefs, races so long as they are helping to preserve what we stand for, like freedom and liberty! ALL peoples. ALL beliefs that do or may exist as we grow as individuals. ALL Nations whose goal is freedom and liberty to ALL people. At least that's what I was taught in school growing up.

We cannot allow any religious activities in gov't processes. I have had bibles put in my face at previous jobs and had to keep my religion largely to myself due to discrimination that happens even from the best of people that really mean no harm by it. Discrimination and bias is part of nature, and as such we must minimize the risk of these from entering our democratic processes.

Our forefathers were deists and even they knew it was not a good idea, going so far as to ensure separation of church and state in the first place in, you know, that thing I was taught about in school called the constitution. They appear to have seen how much more easily freedom was threatened, and how much more likely revolt, when you put anything that may discriminate against other beliefs in government processes. It's usually well intentioned, but at this point in America's history it would officially imply heavily that our gov't is behind all religions so long as they are Christian, and would also imply that the gov't bends to any idea if they are preached/whined about enough (regardless of their actual value to progress or preserving freedom.)

If this becomes acceptable practice then so much for the melding pot of all races, nationalities, beliefs... you know... the essence and symbol of freedom to the world... America. Land of the FREE. The goal that made it worth dying for in the first place back when our forefathers came here for opportunity and/or to escape the side affect of this very kind of thing from England. Historically it's just a bad move people, regardless of what you, I, or anyone else may wish to believe because of something that we're passionate about. Facts(You know, based on real, physical, measurable evidence...) are that it's more likely to hurt, and less likely to help.

As for my personal experience... 15 years I've seen it waste valuable time and resources of this country as it pops up again and again and have had to question whether the America I was taught still exists. Considering the economy this is neither the time nor place for a battle like this anyway. It's not constitutional and is on many fronts a big no-no to preserve liberty. Drop it and move on. Whoever is pushing prayer to this extent, and especially at this time, should be ashamed of themselves.
Forsyth_30_year_ old

Lexington, NC

#6 Dec 1, 2009
Sidenote. This things says Greensboro, but I'm just outside Winston-Salem. I'm guessing the IP address was read wrong or something. A dropdown on the comment box could help.

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