Undaunted, elected leaders vow to keep praying as they please

Jan 7, 2010 Full story: Smoky Mountain News 6

Threat of a federal lawsuit won't be enough to stop some county commissioners in Western North Carolina from praying in the name of Jesus Christ before their meetings.

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anonymous

Franklin, NC

#1 Jan 8, 2010
Big surprise that is. Notice that it's only Christians who demand to be allowed to pray with government sponsorship in the U.S. The tyranny of the majority.

“Picking Apart the Facts”

Since: Sep 09

Richlands

#2 Jan 13, 2010
Aren't the Christians a tyrannical bunch, nothing like the peaceful, loving moslems. Would you rather have someone or someones praying to Jesus or beheading you? That's a fair enough question. Do you think prayers would be offered to allah if we were a moslem nation?

Since: Oct 07

Greenville, SC

#3 Mar 2, 2010
Mr Owl 1939 wrote:
Aren't the Christians a tyrannical bunch, nothing like the peaceful, loving moslems. Would you rather have someone or someones praying to Jesus or beheading you? That's a fair enough question. Do you think prayers would be offered to allah if we were a moslem nation?
We the people was established by a Godless Constitution without any refferrance to any God.

“Picking Apart the Facts”

Since: Sep 09

Richlands

#4 Mar 2, 2010
Let's just throw out the Declaration of Independence and start with the we the people of the the Constitution. What does it matter to you people whether or not we mention our God or not? No, the American people have basically allowed our society to turn into a godless society and this is the reason why the moslems are having a heyday in America because we have let this lie of separation of church and state and a religionless society become the main emphasis and have neglected to protect ourselves from this socialist/communist invasion of our government. Does anyone advocate making the Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian or any other of the religious denominations the principle mode of religion in America? What is wrong with you people. Christians are not your enemies. Jews are not your enemies. Hindus are not your enemies. Buddhists are not your enemies. Guess which religion I left off.

Since: Oct 07

Greenville, SC

#5 Mar 3, 2010
Mr Owl 1939 wrote:
Let's just throw out the Declaration of Independence and start with the we the people of the the Constitution. What does it matter to you people whether or not we mention our God or not? No, the American people have basically allowed our society to turn into a godless society and this is the reason why the moslems are having a heyday in America because we have let this lie of separation of church and state and a religionless society become the main emphasis and have neglected to protect ourselves from this socialist/communist invasion of our government. Does anyone advocate making the Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian or any other of the religious denominations the principle mode of religion in America? What is wrong with you people. Christians are not your enemies. Jews are not your enemies. Hindus are not your enemies. Buddhists are not your enemies. Guess which religion I left off.
DOI was not used as a basis for OUR Godless Constitution. George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights as adopted on June 12, 1776 not only was used by Jefferson to write the DOI, it was used by Madison as the basis for the Constitution & along with Madison's Remonstrance and Remembrance Against Assessments in Favour of the Teachers of the Christian Religion & Jefferson's Act For Establishing Religious Freedom, the Bill of Rights.

From Jefferson's Autobiography:
"The bill for establishing religious freedom, the principles of which had, to a certain degree, been enacted before, I had drawn in all the latitude of reason & right. It still met with opposition; but, with some mutilations in the preamble, it was finally passed; and a singular proposition proved that it's protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word "Jesus Christ," so that it should read "a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion." The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of it's protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination."
Mage

Eden, NC

#6 Mar 23, 2010
Mr Owl 1939 wrote:
Aren't the Christians a tyrannical bunch, nothing like the peaceful, loving moslems. Would you rather have someone or someones praying to Jesus or beheading you? That's a fair enough question. Do you think prayers would be offered to allah if we were a moslem nation?
I didn't realize decapitation was such a rampant crime in America.

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