Bedrosian Apparently Can’t Read

Bedrosian Apparently Can’t Read May 8, 2014

Remember Al Bedrosian, the Roanoke County Supervisor who not only thinks that there is no such thing as separation of church and state but that the Constitution mandates a Christian theocracy? In the wake of the ruling in Greece v Galloway, which he obviously didn’t read, he now wants to have only Christian prayers allowed at their county board meetings:

Roanoke County’s Board of Supervisors may be headed toward another discussion of prayer following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday. The board dealt with the matter in 2012, eventually passing a nonsectarian prayer policy that Supervisor Al Bedrosian is ready to strike from the books.

“The freedom of religion doesn’t mean that every religion has to be heard,” said Bedrosian, who added that he is concerned about groups such as Wiccans and Satanists. “If we allow everything … where do you draw the line?”

The supervisor campaigned on the idea of eliminating the policy, and the ruling has breathed new life into his idea for a policy that could lead to the exclusion of non-Christian groups from the invocation.

Commenting on Monday, Bedrosian said he envisions a setup by which the supervisors would approve, individually, people from their districts to offer the opening prayer. That system would hold supervisors accountable to their districts, he added.

When asked if he would allow representatives from non-Christian faiths and non-faiths, including Jews, Muslims, atheists and others, the Hollins District supervisor said he likely would not.

You might try actually reading the ruling, dumbass. It is quite explicit that a legislative body cannot limit pre-meeting prayers to only Christians.


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