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Old 09-19-2017, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by oneuvakind View Post
1st off, cite me an example when a non Christian has ever led the invocation here in Charlotte, pretending to pray. That example makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

And if someone doesn't agree, then don't pray or leave. Don't like a cheese burger? Then get the seafood or chicken. Or, like watching the boob tube. Don't like what's on? Change the channel. But in this instance, she just went ahead and blew up the TV.
Where can one find this tube that you speak of? Asking for a friend.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CLT4 View Post
Would you rather have a non-Christian lead a prayer to God, who they don't believe in? I'm a Christian and I would prefer to not have people pretending to pray if they don't believe in God. Prayer is not a ritual. You can reference Matthew 6:5-8 on what the Bible has to say about ritualistic prayer that is all for "show/tradition" (which is what opening a city council meeting with prayer is.... show).
Originally Posted by BC1960 View Post
Good! Public bodies need to stop all this praying to the invisible man in the sky. And politicians need to stop trying to out-religion each other. Completely senseless.
I do not believe in compulsory prayer, and I hate and detest things done for outward appearances, but...I have more than had my fill of Mayor Roberts.

A week or so before the Mayoral debate, Jennifer Roberts was a vociferous proponent of renaming Stonewall Street - citing the need to show consideration towards the feelings of people of color. Yet on the night of the Mayoral debate, when asked about Stonewall Street, she gave pause, and cited it's significance to the LGBT community.

She's quietly submissive towards issues that she's disinterested in, while a lone stalwart towards issues she holds dear - consequences be damned.

I really liked Joel Fords, and am greatly disappointed at his loss in the primaries. I hope that Vi Lyles can achieve her goals of helping lower income folks, without alienating business people and interests.

But Mayor Roberts?

It's almost mind boggling that a person as hardworking and well spoken as Ms. Roberts, can so alienate her constituency as to lose.

I won't lose sleep over the fact that the City no longer begins sessions with a prayer. But be sure that if the issue had been important to Mayor Roberts, another crisis would surely have ensued.
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