Friday, June 20, 2008
Group Asks Wisconsin Assembly to Stop Prayers
MADISON, Wis. - The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking Wisconsin's state Assembly to stop opening its sessions with prayer.The foundation says its review of 16 prayers led by legislators in the past year found all but one of them were explicitly Christian. The group says some of the prayers appeared to denigrate other faiths while promoting Christianity, which it says violates separation of church and state.In one case last July, state Representative Terry Moulton prayed to Jesus, "In your name, and by the power of your spirit, I come against the Evil One. And I ask that he be cast from this place."In an interview, Moulton stood by his prayer and called the Freedom From Religion Foundation "a very wacko group that is completely out of tune with mainstream America."
As in the days of Noah...