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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    You are a libertarian and government endorsed religion is cool with you and no big deal? do you know what libertarian means?
    I fail to see where government is endorsing religion by a group of people praying.
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Saying a prayer is not akin to endorsing a religion.
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    You sure about that? You're telling me if a Democrat opened up a council meeting with a prayer from a Satanic cult, the right wouldn't go bonkers that a Dem is endorsing Satanic cults? Gimme a break.

    Yes, a prayer IS endorsing a religion.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If they'd read a passage from Islamic texts he'd flip his ****, of course.
    Please quote me where I've said anything against islam....

    I think you are just jumping to ignorant conclusions because you somehow thing Im some Christian Crusader..... Im not.

    Im a ****ing Deist, I give two ****s about "revealed" religions. But a small group of people praying at a RURAL North Carolina county board isn't the end of the world, or an endorsement of religion.

    Have you ever BEEN to Rowan County, NC?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I fail to see where government is endorsing religion by a group of people praying.
    If those people want to gather BEFORE an OFFICIAL meeting to pray, be my guest. But, when OFFICIAL business is starting off by prayer, yes, that is endorsing a religion officially.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Please quote me where I've said anything against islam....

    I think you are just jumping to ignorant conclusions because you somehow thing Im some Christian Crusader..... Im not.

    Im a ****ing Deist, I give two ****s about "revealed" religions. But a small group of people praying at a RURAL North Carolina county board isn't the end of the world, or an endorsement of religion.

    Have you ever BEEN to Rowan County, NC?
    Your actually saying they can't do this BEFORE they start an official meeting is HAS TO BE DONE AT the meeting?

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings | The Raw Story

    A big win for civil liberties. All members should be treated equally and government bodies should not open sessions with a prayer. This is a win for a cornerstone on the Separation of Church and State.
    So much for free speech and freedom of religion.....
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You sure about that? You're telling me if a Democrat opened up a council meeting with a prayer from a Satanic cult, the right wouldn't go bonkers that a Dem is endorsing Satanic cults? Gimme a break.

    Yes, a prayer IS endorsing a religion.
    I don't give a crap what "the right" would do. And if there were Satanic Cult people on that council who were okay with it, I would give two ****s less.

    What prayers and opening traditions a small local council group does at their meetings is between them.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    If those people want to gather BEFORE an OFFICIAL meeting to pray, be my guest. But, when OFFICIAL business is starting off by prayer, yes, that is endorsing a religion officially.
    The Constitution says CONGRESS shall make no law. They are not Congress, nor are they making a law. Not a violation.
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Your actually saying they can't do this BEFORE they start an official meeting is HAS TO BE DONE AT the meeting?
    If that is what they want to do.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Why on earth would anyone be offended by a prayer that probably speaks about making the right decisions for the citizens of the county, being kind to each other, opening their minds to others' opinions, being patient and understanding and helping others who are in need? Man.... that's just hateful.

    Seriously. Unless you're praying to some evil spirit who wants you to kill the people you're supposed to be protecting, what's the big deal?


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