Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Prayer Power Play

Taxpayers fund Christian-focused Congressional prayer caucus:
When Pope Francis left the Capitol last week, prayer did not leave with him.

One night a week, the taxpayer-funded congressional Prayer Caucus meets in an ornate room in the U.S. Capitol to defend the role of (mostly) Christian faith and prayer in the U.S. government.

The caucus was created by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., in 2005, and now includes about 90 members of the House, nearly all Republicans, one U.S. senator and one paid staff member.

“In addition to their commitment to putting aside political differences and uniting in prayer for our nation, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus work together engaging the legislative process to protect free exercise for Americans of every faith or no faith,” Forbes said in a statement. “Some recent issues Prayer Caucus Members have engaged on include reinforcing religious freedom for all faiths in the military, supporting and protecting the autonomy of churches and faith based organizations, and working to ensure every American is free to live according to their beliefs without fear of punishment by the government.”
Because tax-exempt status is not enough.

Once again, I would prefer fact-based initiatives from our representatives in the government.

The crazy christians will always be afraid of "punishment by the government". Martyrdom sells. Could we please have more journalists standing up to the false meme of religious persecution in the United States?

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