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

    A federal court has ordered the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to stop opening its meetings with overtly Christian prayers.
    In a news release, the American Civil Liberties Union said the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina prohibited the county from “knowingly and/or intentionally delivering or allowing to be delivered sectarian prayers” at official board meetings.


    The lawsuit alleged that the board’s opening prayers had included unmistakably Christian phrases, such as “the birth of Jesus Christ,” “the guidance of the Holy Spirit,” “the resurrection,” and the “virgin birth.” More than 97 percent of board meetings since 2007 opened with Christian prayers, according to the ACLU.


    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled last year that Greece, New York violated the First Amendment by holding Christian prayers at town board meetings. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on prayers at government meetings by June 2014.
    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.


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    Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings

    Good- this isn't a theocracy- keep your religion to yourself!

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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.
    No big deal really. I mean sure, they shouldn't have been using specifically christian themes, but I don't see how this is such a big deal really. A few words have to be removed from a prayer........


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    The only people who get excited about this **** are people who want to snub religion in anyway way shape or form.

    Im a deist and I don't see what the big deal is.
    "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
    No big deal really. I mean sure, they shouldn't have been using specifically christian themes, but I don't see how this is such a big deal really. A few words have to be removed from a prayer........


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    The only people who get excited about this **** are people who want to snub religion in anyway way shape or form.

    Im a deist and I don't see what the big deal is.
    Separation of church and state, not endorsing a religion.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Separation of church and state, not endorsing a religion.
    Saying a prayer is not akin to endorsing a religion.

    Granted they shouldn't be mentioning a specific religion, I agree....

    I just fail to see how this is a big deal.
    "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
    Saying a prayer is not akin to endorsing a religion.
    When you pray to a "god" or say a prayer based on a certain religion how is that not "endorsing" that religion?


    Granted they shouldn't be mentioning a specific religion, I agree....


    I just fail to see how this is a big deal.
    I dont know. Civil liberties?


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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.

    Granted they shouldn't be mentioning a specific religion, I agree....

    I just fail to see how this is a big deal.
    You are a libertarian and government endorsed religion is cool with you and no big deal? do you know what libertarian means?

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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?
    If they'd read a passage from Islamic texts he'd flip his ****, of course.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If they'd read a passage from Islamic texts he'd flip his ****, of course.
    Yep they would go ape ****! I guess it's freedoms of religion, unless its the one I practice, in that case we don't give a ****...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    When you pray to a "god" or say a prayer based on a certain religion how is that not "endorsing" that religion?






    I dont know. Civil liberties?
    Praying in someone else's presence is NOT a revocation of their civil liberties.
    "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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