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Skepticalone
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2/29/2016 5:39:59 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Rather than allow two Satanic Temple members to deliver invocations later this month, Phoenix City Council has voted to end prayer completely.

According to this report, for decades the council has begun each meeting with a burst of mumbo-jumbo. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition was technically multi-denominational, with Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, among others, participating in the past.

But when the two Satanic Templars signed up to lead the council in prayer, it sparked a fiery debate about religious discrimination and separation of church and state in the governing body.

On Wednesday, the council decided to circumvent those contentious issues by ending the opening prayer altogether. In a 5-4 vote before a packed chamber, council members opted to instead begin each session with a moment of silence.


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RuvDraba
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2/29/2016 5:43:50 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 5:39:59 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
Rather than allow two Satanic Temple members to deliver invocations later this month, Phoenix City Council has voted to end prayer completely.

According to this report, for decades the council has begun each meeting with a burst of mumbo-jumbo. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition was technically multi-denominational, with Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, among others, participating in the past.

But when the two Satanic Templars signed up to lead the council in prayer, it sparked a fiery debate about religious discrimination and separation of church and state in the governing body.

On Wednesday, the council decided to circumvent those contentious issues by ending the opening prayer altogether. In a 5-4 vote before a packed chamber, council members opted to instead begin each session with a moment of silence.


Secular government is not just for non-believers. ;-)

In fact it was first invented to stop people of the same faith from exercising their habitual intolerant belligerence on one another (back before they had atheists and Muslims to pick on instead. :p)
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2/29/2016 5:47:07 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 5:39:59 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
Rather than allow two Satanic Temple members to deliver invocations later this month, Phoenix City Council has voted to end prayer completely.

According to this report, for decades the council has begun each meeting with a burst of mumbo-jumbo. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition was technically multi-denominational, with Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, among others, participating in the past.

But when the two Satanic Templars signed up to lead the council in prayer, it sparked a fiery debate about religious discrimination and separation of church and state in the governing body.

On Wednesday, the council decided to circumvent those contentious issues by ending the opening prayer altogether. In a 5-4 vote before a packed chamber, council members opted to instead begin each session with a moment of silence.


Secular government is not just for non-believers. ;-)
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