Kennewick (WA) City Council Member: Let’s Begin Meetings with a Prayer to the Christian God

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.


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The Founder of Chick-fil-A is Dead

S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, died early Monday morning.

I don’t take any joy in his death and I wish the best for his family as they grieve.

I do, however, want to point out one lesson we can learn from his life.

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I Thought About It. It Still Doesn’t Make Sense

Answers in Genesis published this cartoon a couple of days ago and Ken Ham sent it out in his latest newsletter:

It took me a while, but I think I figured it out.

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Prayer Isn’t Just a Form of Meditation

Singer-songwriter Andrew W.K. writes an advice column for the Village Voice each week. In his latest column, a reader explained that his brother had come down with cancer and his grandmother suggested the family pray for him:



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A Debate on School Prayer Between an Expert and an Idiot

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas published a debate on the topic of school prayer in today’s paper. On one side, they have Arnold Loewy, the Chair of Criminal Law at Texas Tech School of Law.

On the other side, they have Donald May who wouldn’t know the law if it were spelled out right in front of him. Which it is.

Let’s start with the sensible Loewy:

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