‘Jesus’ references back in council prayers

By Jon Hawley

Staff Writer

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Prayers to open city council meetings in Elizabeth City can again include appeals to Jesus and other Christian references, following councilors’ decision Monday to change the city’s recently crafted prayer policy in response to a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Prayers

In watching the coucil meeting I wish I could remember (Att.Morgan or a council member) that said the Prayers were for the council i.e to make wise decisions for the good of the City The prayer was not for the audience - council chamber is not a Church. Why can't council pray before they enter chamber and not at an open meeting where they are pontificating to people of different religions?

Amazing how some people "fear"

or "warn" of content of speech while draping themselves in the first amendment when it suits them.

No fear here

No fear here, I'm looking forward to the usual comedy act that is known as city council. God knows they do need a prayer to get along. Hurm . . how quickly do you think councilors are going to start politcal pandering to the largest churches in thier district? Or their distrct churches are not given enough opening prayers? After all it's not like city council likes to argue over small items? Or do they? Or did it already start "Brooks stressed Monday he wants opening prayers to be open to all"? This is only one of many problems with this idea. But hey, I'd rather laugh at this than something that really costs us tax payers money.

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Or the

Or the Pastafarians! Judging by the size of people we have a ton of Pastafarians. So let's recite the prayer: “Our pasta, who art in a colander, draining be your noodles. Thy noodle come, Thy sauce be yum, on top some grated Parmesan. Give us this day, our garlic bread, …and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trample on our lawns. And lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza, for thine is the meatball, the noodle, and the sauce, forever and ever. RAmen.”

I hope spend as much time in actual prayer

as you do attempting to be cute.

Be cute or be real.

Be cute or be real.

It is a real group

It is a real group, look it up.

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/211573/florida-capitol-approves-pastafarian-flying-spaghetti-monster-among-holiday-displays/

Can't Wait

to see what happens if a Muslim or a Wiccan wants to offer an opening prayer . . .

I think it will be memorable;

I think it will be memorable; if any of it is published.

I say,

bring them on.

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