Tuesday, May 29, 2012

'Distinctly Christian' Lord's Prayer Banned in Del. Council Meetings

'Distinctly Christian' Lord's Prayer Banned in Del. Council Meetings: "A U.S. district court judge in Delaware ruled last week that members of a local city council who had been reciting the Lord's Prayer at every meeting for six years must stop the "Christian" practice because it violates the Constitution.

The decision by Judge Leonard P. Stark comes in response to a lawsuit filed last year by four Sussex County residents who claimed that the prayer violates the First Amendment. The city council had argued that the Lord's Prayer, though widely used by Catholics and Protestants, was not exclusive to Christianity as it does not make a specific reference to Jesus."


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