Most Voters Favor Prayer, Minus Jesus, at Public Meetings
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer â€“ as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically Christian.
Fairleigh Dickinson Universityâ€™s PublicMind survey asked about attitudes on high profile cases before the court, includingGreece v. Galloway. That case addresses whether elected officials can open public meetings with religiously specific prayers, such as praying in Jesusâ€™ name.
A Jew and an atheist brought suit in Greece, N.Y., saying the Christian prayers excluded many citizens and violated the Constitution, which bans government establishment of religion. Even when the town began inviting non-Christians to give invocations, the â€śestablishmentâ€ť issue remained a question....
Yeah, it's difficult for any born again Christian to make sense of it, John. We wonder: how can anyone not believe? How can anyone not see the obvious, what's all around them and pre built within them? How can anyone actually hate and threaten to take up arms against the God of the universe? Strange thing to us, but mentally deranged and psychotic? The interesting thing is that I think most of the worlds most brilliant minds are the ones who can't accept the obvious. I stead of using their God given intelligence to enhance their understanding, they use it to work against Him using mathematics, assumed biological processes, or out of this world theories that suggest anything but a God that we will all be held accountable to.
Why would anybody have a problem hearing the name of Jesus during a prayer at a public meeting? Only mentally deranged and psychotic individuals who are possessed by Satan have a problem hearing the name of Jesus during a prayer at a public meeting.