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I'm sure the ACLU will be down on them in a heartbeat.Council President Jo Winch called it an important move for the Council. "I feel it is very important that, as a Council, we project a culture of inclusiveness in the City of Hartford. Too often it is our differences that divide us. In my opinion, it is our combination of differences that makes us strong," Winch said.
Right here. This is straight up bullshit. See separation of Church and State.Where is Appleseeds he usually eats this shit up.
Plenty o' people around here could care less. Witness the other muslim thread that Derek just closed. The time for "why can't we all get along" has passed.This kind of $hit scares the crap out of me........this will not end well for all non muslims. Every day I hear a story about this stuff I can't help but think there will come a time we will have to "fight" as citizens at some level for our freedom, as us "infidels" will become outlaws...
Agree here. Equal time/Alternating days or none at all for anyone.Before reading the article: My thought is that if a christian prayer is commonly offered, then "equal time" should be accorded the other major, and minor religions, and, occasionally, a non-prayer to acknowledge the athiests.
After reading: since the council generally does not open with a prayer, it's venal pandering.
Prayers belong in one's heart, or one's church...not in the government.
While I appreciate your sentiment and agree that this is an outrage:Originally Posted by Appleseeds:
See separation of Church and State.
If public servants want to pray they can go to church. If they want to pray publicly, they are free to do so as private persons.Doing some further reading, many city councils open their meetings with Christian prayers. Take it as you will.
My point was that people will jump on the anti-Islam bandwagon as quickly as they can, but I wonder how many of these people would've bitched about Christian prayers. Or if it would've even made the news.If public servants want to pray they can go to church. If they want to pray publicly, they are free to do so as private persons....