Sunday, March 17, 2013



NC: ACLU sues county over Christian invocations at meetings

Rowan County commission meetings typically open with a pro-Christian invocation. In Lund v. Rowan County, some residents say the practice is offensive and makes them uncomfortable.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against a rural county in North Carolina, asking a federal judge to permanently enjoin local officials from delivering overtly Christian invocations prior to county commission meetings.

Members of the Rowan County Commission traditionally deliver an invocation prior to the pledge of allegiance at the start of public meetings.

Some county residents have complained about what they say are blatantly Christian references in the invocations.

For example, in March 2012, a commissioner ended his invocation: “And, as we pick up the Cross, we will proclaim His name above all names, as the only way to eternal life. I ask this in the name of the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ.”

In December 2012, a commissioner concluded his invocation with the words: “I pray that the citizens of Rowan County will love you Lord, and that they will put you first. In Jesus’s name. Amen.”   

The suit was filed on behalf of three residents of Rowan County who complain that sectarian premeeting prayers and comments are offensive and make them feel excluded from the community and the political process.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that all religion is silly and these types of prayers are annoying.

Abdul X said...

These prayers are a waste of time. These governmental leaders should spend their time trying solve the problems for which they were elected.

Anonymous said...

would the assholes complain if they prayed a mooseslime prayer? i doubt it. since the king moved into the white castle, it is open season on CHRISTIANS by lib turd asslickers.

Anonymous said...

I'm uncomfortable, waaaaaaaa. Typical, just like 2 year olds throwing a tantrum. Whatever happened to all that tolerance that the lefties always prattle on about. Right, totally tolerant, as long as you agree with them.

Anonymous said...

If they want to pray, fine. But not on my dime.

Anonymous said...

The Christians would soon complain if they suddenly heard a muslim prayer at such a meeting that praised Muhammed and Allah. They are too dumb to realize that it was the whole point of separating religion from the state, to protect religious sects from each other.

Anonymous said...

Talk about dumb. Just where does is say religion and the state must be separated?

"THE STATE SHALL NOT (ESTABLISH) A RELIGION".

Isn't it odd how the communist creation we call the aclu, always manages to find that one person who is "offended"? Could it be they drag that same "victim" all around the country?

Anonymous said...

I am offended and I am definitely not a communist, a liberal, or a supporter of the ACLU.

Anonymous said...

Praise be to science and rational thought!

Anonymous said...

I am thoroghly offended by those who are offended by any mention of the word 'God'. In addition I am offended by their efforts to expunge the mention of God from any site, and their insistance that such mentions are effort by government to establish a religion and force them to become Christians. As for the claim that they feel disenfranchised or marginalized, that's their own guilt at denying a higher power, one they know exists and exposes their ambivilant feelings.

Athiests who are certain of themselves don't worry about seeing or hearing the word, and give respect to believers.

Anonymous said...

So tell them to move to Seattle where no one there gives a sh*t about Christians. Or better yet, move to a Muslim country.

Anonymous said...

Silly religious twits.