"Of all the questions you might want to ask / about angels, the only one you ever hear / is how many can dance on the head of a pin." -- Billy Collins, bio {Others' quotes}


Praying They Stop Violating The Constitution

From the Associated Press, a Minnesota lawmaker is asking State Senate leaders to allow only nondenominational prayers to open sessions, after feeling uncomfortable when a Baptist pastor repeatedly mentioned Jesus and Christianity in one of the invocations. Terri Bonoff, a Jewish Democrat from Minnetonka, said:
“We honor God in public and our political discourse, and that’s proper. But in doing a nondenominational prayer, we are honoring him without violating the separation of church and state.”
Story goes on to note that the Amy Koch, the Republican Senate majority leader (apparently a Roman Catholic) rejected the requirement and will not follow the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
SOURCE: New York Times

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