Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let 'em Pray

Why the dust-up over a caucus of believers who want to pray together? I was in the legislature for six years and during that time there was a group of lawmakers who would meet once a week simply to pray for each other and for Divine guidance on our legislative actions. That group included Republicans and Democrats. I know there was also a group of Catholics who gathered every morning when the House was in session, simply to seek direction and blessing.

This is a free country where any group of individuals who share a common faith may gather. Muslims, Jews, Christians, and other groups that profess a certain religious affiliation gather for purposes of common prayer or encouragement all the time. They are not, and should not be interfered with by government or any other group that disagrees with their belief system.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is now making a fuss over a group of legislators who want to pray together. Why? Because they profess Christianity?

As long as this group is not in any way funded or subsidized by tax dollars, an I am sure they are not, then I say, let them pray. As a former lawmaker, I can tell you, those guys in Lansing need all the Divine inspiration and guidance they can get, and I am sure they will tell you the same thing. Learn more about the Legislative Prayer Caucus here.

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