Religion “is what this country was made from.”For background, read Prayer in America: Hidden Faith, or Public? and also read Missouri Votes to Bring Prayer Back to School, Countering Atheists
-- Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz
-- From "Miami-Dade Commission gives preliminary OK to sponsoring prayer before its meetings" by Charles Rabin, The Miami Herald 10/23/12
The ordinance mandates that the person giving the invocation would be chosen by commissioners from a database of “religious congregations with an established presence within Miami-Dade County” compiled by the county clerk’s office. It calls for no one person to give the invocation more than three times a year, and opens it to leaders of all faiths.
“A legislative invocation shall not be exploited to convert others to any particular faith, to advance any particular faith or to disparage any other faith or belief,” the ordinance reads.
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