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Pray at the NCGA? No Way.

A couple of weeks ago, Representative Skip Stam defended holding prayer in the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) by compiling a list of 155 prayers said in the Assembly since 2011. He made the list in response to the threat of a lawsuit from the ACLU (which wrote a letter of concern about prayer in the North Carolina legislature in 2012). Being a devout Christian -- and a frequent sayer-of-prayers -- you might expect I’d be in favor of public praying at the start of government meetings and other public functions. Wrong. I understand that a big part of serving in our government is … [Read More...]