John Trumbo (below), a city council member in Kennewick, Washington, thinks meetings would be a lot better if everyone just prayed to Jesus at the beginning:
Trumbo’s proposal calls for the council to open meetings with a prayer that is no longer than 90 seconds. The prayers would be led by a volunteer and call for those attending the meeting to be respectful during the prayer and that the prayer “be directed in name and reference to the same God addressed in the Founding Fathers’ signatory documents that established this nation.”
When asked to define that God more specifically, Trumbo said it is “the God of Abraham, the same God who Jesus Christ refers to as his father and is one with him.”
Someone only has to read the words of numerous American statesmen or look around the nation’s capital, with its depictions of Christian religious scenes and biblical inscriptions, to understand why only a Christian God should be acknowledged in a prayer at a government function, Trumbo said.
“It’s all over the place and none of it’s Allah and none of it’s Buddha,” he said.