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Magistrate Says Forsyth Prayer Policy Unconstitutional

There are 31 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Nov 9, 2009, titled Magistrate Says Forsyth Prayer Policy Unconstitutional. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A federal magistrate has recommended that prayers referencing Jesus and other sectarian deities made before meetings of the Forsyth County Commissioners are unconstitutional.

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Kassie

Jewell, GA

#21 Nov 11, 2009
if she doesnt wannapray to GOD and believe he is real then she doesnt have to but she can let the ones alone who want to! She will one day find out the Glorys of the Lord but wont get to enjoy them when seh gets cast in to the lake of fire!
Joe Agnost

Kanata, Canada

#22 Nov 11, 2009
Kassie wrote:
if she doesnt wannapray to GOD and believe he is real then she doesnt have to but she can let the ones alone who want to!
Is that how you would feel if it was a muslim prayer? Would you simply not engage in the prayer yourself while happily allowing a prayer to Allah?
What if it was a scientology prayer to Xenu? A satanic prayer to the devil? Is it all fine in your opinion - because that is where your logic leads us...
Kassie wrote:
She will one day find out the Glorys of the Lord but wont get to enjoy them when seh gets cast in to the lake of fire!
Ah - that christian love I hear so much about... ain't it beautiful?!
colfax

Greensboro, NC

#23 Nov 11, 2009
Ray wrote:
The Federal judge was right and Forsythe County is wrong.
Well, Ray "in Texas", maybe you should worry about TEXAS since you don't even know how to correctly spell FORSYTH county.
MJJ

Utica, KY

#24 Nov 11, 2009
You people keep taking Prayer & God out of everything, but this world can only take so much. One day you will wish you could pray.
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#25 Nov 12, 2009
James H wrote:
I urge those of you railing against this decision to consider this letter to the editor from 2005: http://www.wnd.com/index.php...
WND is a right-wing loony propaganda site. I urge everyone to get the facts from objective sources and not this hate site.
Chris

Kernersville, NC

#26 Nov 12, 2009
John in Greensboro wrote:
Why is this so hard for the majority (Christians) to understand? If you lived in a county that was suddenly overrun by Muslims or Mormons or Pagans or Scientologists, and they started opening up city council meetings with prayers exclusive to their deities, you would be waving the First Amendment from the rooftops! Why is it so freakin hard to understand?? It's about to cost your county upwards of a hundred grand just because you couldn't pray to Jesus in your own time? How immature! The First Amendment protects EVERYBODY.
No it's time for Christians to stand up!
Joe Agnost

Kanata, Canada

#27 Nov 12, 2009
While I agree that WND is a rabid religious propaganda machine - the article linked to (above) is actually about a christian who ~opposes~ the prayer before meetings.

It's worth reading to learn that not all christians agree with mandated prayer time on the public dime. Some are more reasonable than the ones commenting here!
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#28 Nov 12, 2009
Joe Agnost wrote:
While I agree that WND is a rabid religious propaganda machine - the article linked to (above) is actually about a christian who ~opposes~ the prayer before meetings.
It's worth reading to learn that not all christians agree with mandated prayer time on the public dime. Some are more reasonable than the ones commenting here!
I've learned to be wary of anything from WND...they've lied too many times to be believed about anything.
Joe Agnost

Kanata, Canada

#29 Nov 12, 2009
I hear you Fabioso... When I saw the URL my first thought was "what wacko story is this going to be?" - but was surprised that it was a story in ~support~ of this ruling!
So christians here could read what a reasonable christian sounds like!

I couldn't believe my eyes!:)
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#30 Nov 12, 2009
Joe Agnost wrote:
I hear you Fabioso... When I saw the URL my first thought was "what wacko story is this going to be?" - but was surprised that it was a story in ~support~ of this ruling!
So christians here could read what a reasonable christian sounds like!
I couldn't believe my eyes!:)
I sincerely hope it heralds a sea change in how that site is run, but I doubt it.

I'm frankly shocked that people take it seriously at all, considering that they promote such luminaries as Pat Boone and Chuck Norris as serious political commentators.
Hobbes

Montebello, CA

#31 Nov 16, 2009
I note with interest that FOX did not present a reasoned argument against sectarian prayer in this report. Surprise surprise! Fair and balanced? NOT! You continue to show yourselves as the far-right propaganda network you are.

To understand the reasoning behind the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, those interested in fairness and reason should read the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, authored by Thomas Jefferson (one of the original conservatives--when conservativism meant something other than corporatism), and read his Letter to the Danbury Baptists. Both documents may be found online.

For those not interested in fairness, reason, and thinking for yourselves, just continue to listen to FOX "News."

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