Jacob Teeter says, "First of all, I fail to see how one person, or group of people praying to their God before a meeting "infringes on the rights" of others (if they so choose) to pray to whomever or whatever they believe is god."
It doesn't, but you're missing the point.
One person, or a group of people, can pray to whatever they want to prior to the meeting, during the meeting, or after the meeting so long as they do it *on their own*.
They just can't lead a prayer in their role as a government official that is included in the public record because they implies government endorsement of a religion.
It's really simple. If you want to pray, do it on your own time, not the public's time.
Anyone? My sense is that that City of Raleigh would easily win the inevitable court case, which would be a ridiculous waste of resources by the state.
Can anyone explain how the GA can legally do this? A contract is a contract, isn't it?
Let them do it. I appreciate the fact that the GOP is intent on making the fasted growing community in the state committed lifelong Democrats.
I'm as left as they come, but this sort of response is the sort of thing that drives me crazy about Chapel Hill. He's an incompetent, but he's *their* incompetent.
Thorpe is lucky they didn't can him effective immediately. How many scandals would it take for that to happen, anyway?
Doesn't matter how much is there. They want it all. And if it pisses off liberals in the process? Well, that's just a bonus.
If they have a problem with a 24 hour drug store, why didn't they take it up with the zoning board?
I sympathize with the Occupy groups around the nation, but this is just so stupid.
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