More on that Prayer Thing

As you may recall the esteemed leaders of Forsyth County, NC have decided to fight the ACLU on sectarian prayers being used to open county meetings. Our county leaders say they don’t want to tell anyone how to pray or be told by the ACLU that they have to tell people how to pray and they argue that they invite people of all denominations to pray.  Well, after a little digging I found that their idea of religious diversity is a bit wanting, but they’ve enacted a very technical system called "thumbing through the phonebook" that might lead to a more diverse set of religious leaders giving the opening invocation.  (BTW, a similar system was recently upheld in Georgia).

So what will happen when the first Muslim or Hindu is invited to give the invocation?  Well, if what happened in the US Senate is any indication we might be in for an interesting ride. From TPM:

Today was a historic first for religion in America’s civic life: For
the very first time, a Hindu delivered the morning invocation in the
Senate chamber — only to find the ceremony disrupted by three Christian
right activists…

The three protesters, who all belong to the Christian Right anti-abortion group Operation Save America,
and who apparently traveled to Washington all the way from North
, interrupted by loudly asking for God’s forgiveness for
allowing the false prayer of a Hindu in the Senate chamber. (Emphasis added)

Think of how much fun these yokels will have in their home state when they don’t even have to travel!  Here’s the video of the happenings from YouTube:

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