Lord's Prayer problematic

Monday, October 8, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

While Americans United for Separation of Church and State wants leaders of a Tennessee county to stop praying the Lord's Prayer at their meetings, one attorney suggests it's a clarion call for Christians to stand up and be counted.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow that Americans United has issued a letter [PDF] to the Sevier County Commission, arguing that the Constitution requires them to halt the prayer.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"Now they're threatening the county in Tennessee, saying that they need to stop preferring the Christian faith over other perspectives. But certainly these organizations, these entities, these governmental agencies have the ability to open up meetings with prayer," Staver contends.

"We've done that from the very beginning. Every congressional meeting opens with prayer, and it's been that way from the very beginning of America."

The attorney adds that state legislatures and other local government bodies do the same.

Americans United, which claims its dedication to ensuring "religious freedom for all," is also demanding that Sevier County remove from the public eye a poster that features the Ten Commandments and other religious images.

"Now this is a situation where I think that we've got to come to a point where we just stand up and say enough is enough of these radical groups trying to rewrite our history and erase Christianity and Judeo-Christian values and images from the public square," Staver insists.

He concludes that if anyone local actually objects to the prayer and the poster, Americans United probably "had to search under every rock and leaf in the county find him."

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