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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:08 AM

What Is Wrong With US? Pastor apologizes for praying alongside Muslims, Jews at Newtown vigil

A pastor in Connecticut has apologized for taking part in a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because his church does not allow worshiping with other faiths.

Rev. Rob Morris of Newtown’s Christ the King Lutheran Church offered a letter of apology after he was reprimanded by church president Matthew Harrison for “joint worship with other religions,” according to the Religion News Service.

King Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which bans ministers from praying alongside Muslims, Jews or even other Christians.


Morris had provided the closing benediction at the Dec. 16 vigil in Newtown.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/07/pastor-apologizes-for-praying-alongside-muslims-jews-at-newtown-vigil/


So, now in America we can no longer pray together?
WTF?!?

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kpete Feb 2013 OP
bullwinkle428 Feb 2013 #1
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
kag Feb 2013 #4
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:14 AM

1. Disgusting. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:20 AM

2. Sorry, but that is not 'us' that is the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. They are not me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:26 AM

3. idiot pastor

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:38 AM

4. Can you imagine if the Muslim at that service...

(assuming there was a Muslim) had "apologized" for praying alongside the other ministers?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:12 PM

5. First of all plez dont include all of us in your US. There are crackpot religious people today

just like forever.

Second, when people talk about not being able to "pray" here, there or anywhere, they mean demonstrably. People are totally free to pray anywhere they want if they pray to themselves. I doubt that a caring God would think less of quiet prayers over getting on your knees and saying prayers out loud.

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