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    Kansas House prayer gets political

    Looks to me like the church is sticking its nose in where is doesn’t belong. Don’t mistake me for someone that supports abortion, but I am definitely for keeping religion out of politics.

    This political attack, by Father Gordon, should warrant a look into the church’s tax-exempt status.



    < Topeka — A prayer to open the House session on Thursday included comments about abortion, same-sex marriage and religious freedom. >


    < "We ask you to strengthen our understanding of traditional marriage: one man and one woman. >


    < We ask you to bring us back to virtuous morals in society, morals that kept us from killing a child in the womb through abortion. >


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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Pick a different church and different pastor or minister to deliver the prayer. The views hes putting forth are religious ones as well as political ones.

    BTW high irony alert, youre worried about politics and religion mixing in a state house prayer? What did you think was going to happen? Its a religious ceremony at the state legislature. LOL

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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Pick a different church and different pastor or minister to deliver the prayer. The views hes putting forth are religious ones as well as political ones.


    OK..i just picked one for the next session.
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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Which maybe addresses 1/3 of what I said. The absurdity of you whining about separation of church and state with regards to a State House prayer is absurd.

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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Which maybe addresses 1/3 of what I said. The absurdity of you whining about separation of church and state with regards to a State House prayer is absurd.
    A rant about about abortion,and same-sex marriage is hardly opening prayer.
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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    There should be no prayer in a State House unless every time it is brought forth by a different religion. Otherwise the State is showing religious favoritism and supporting a specific church which is frowned upon by the Constitution.
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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    There should be no prayer in a State House unless every time it is brought forth by a different religion. Otherwise the State is showing religious favoritism and supporting a specific church which is frowned upon by the Constitution.
    That,s right.The next step on that slippery slope is...?
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    That,s right.The next step on that slippery slope is...?
    The nation turns into a theocracy and starts to look like Iran.
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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Only thing stupider than this thread and the views you two are espousing is the fact you two are liking each others moronic posts. The hyperbolic knee jerks you two are going for is a bit much for me, why dont you two have a nice conversation and build your like counts. At least then you will get your affirmation bias in for the week.

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    Re: Kansas House prayer gets political

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    What did you think was going to happen? Its a religious ceremony at the state legislature. LOL
    I expect the government to behave like rational adults. They are free to pray, but about general guidance and wisdom and blah blah blah. Praying for specific legislation not so much. They know how to act within the boundaries of decorum and respect; they just choose not to. And I don’t think that’s a quality we want in politicians.
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