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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:17 AM
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Cities continue prayers despite ruling
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Cities continue prayers despite ruling
By BRAD A. GREENBERG
Staff Writer

The City Council meeting began with a prayer.

"Lord Jesus, we'd like to give you thanks and praise," Rialto Councilman Joe Sampson said.

Sampson's words at the Dec. 7 meeting are a double-edged sword truth to Christians but not necessarily to all in the Council Chambers. To local governments, they are a legal liability.

Twenty months after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling that bars religion-specific prayers at government meetings, many cities continue to allow them.

It's yet another issue in the ongoing church-state debate. During the past year, people of all beliefs have been united, at least philosophically, in their zeal to practice what they preach not what others impose.


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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:23 AM
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1. No respect for the rule of law
I hope these cities get sued AND that they have to spend millions in taxpayer's money defending (and losing) the cases. If citizens want to keep voting selfish, irresponsible representatives in, then they can damn well pay for it. Over and over.

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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:23 AM
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2. well gosh if they can take the law into their own hands so can we.
after all - they're the ones who are setting the example.

someone needs to sue their tits off.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:06 AM
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3. Civil disobedience? n/t
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