We believe in freedom of religion, something that is becoming more and more important to Christians in light of the possibility of official suppression. Along with that comes the rights of non-Christian religions. Public governmental meetings are allowed to open with prayer, but that prayer cannot discriminate against the various religions.
Recently, a member of the Escambia County Commission in Florida walked out of the meeting, after an “Agnostic Pagan Pantheist” did an “invocation” that he found weird and satanic.
Wouldn’t it be better not to have any prayers at all at these meetings, rather than force those in attendance to participate in such syncretism? [Read more...]