Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Praying Crowds vs. ACLU: Rowan County N. Carolina

The ACLU sued the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in March, which resulted in a judge issuing an injunction against prayer, but the Board has continued to pray, and this week thousands of citizens came to sing patriotic songs and hymns in a rally for prayer at the meeting in Salisbury, North Carolina.

UPDATE 8/11/15: 13 States vs. ACLU in Rowan County, North Carolina Prayer Battle

For background, read Rowan County Prays in Jesus' Name Despite ACLU Threat

For further background, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

Coming soon: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Public Prayer Case

UPDATE 2/11/14: North Carolinians Pray at School, Defying Wisconsin Atheists

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-- From "More than 1,000 attend prayer rally in Salisbury" by The Associated Press 9/17/13

Commissioner Mike Caskey opened Monday's meeting with a prayer that ended with the words; "I ask this in his name, who is above all other names." Caskey did not use Jesus' name in the prayer.

A Forsyth County-based group called Return America organized the rally to support the Rowan commission's practice of praying before its meetings.

Dr. Ron Baity, a pastor and president of Return America, says he told the commission that if the right to pray is lost in public, people will next attack prayer in churches.

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From "Hundreds rally to support prayer in Rowan County" by WCNC-TV36 (Charlotte) Staff 9/16/13

Earlier this summer a federal judge ordered the commissioners to stop praying in Jesus' name after an ACLU lawsuit claimed the prayer was unconstitutional.

But Monday's protesters said they're standing up to the ACLU, finding strength in faith and in numbers.

The commissioner's attorney said the legal battle between the commission and the ACLU is moving slowly because they're waiting to see what the United States Supreme Court decides on the issue of legislative prayer.

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From "Prayer rally: Large crowd converges on Salisbury to support Rowan County commissioners" by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post 9/17/13

The rally — organizers put the crowd at 2,000 to 3,000 people — aimed at supporting Rowan County commissioners in continuing their practice of starting meetings with sectarian prayers.

Commissioner Mike Caskey opened Monday's meeting with a prayer ending, “I ask this is his name, who is above all other names.”

[Pastor Dr.] Baity had more than 30 pastors gather with him on the old federal courthouse's steps before they entered the commissioners' chambers together.

David Gibbs III, [Alliance Defending Freedom] lead attorney for Rowan County commissioners in a suit filed against them through the American Civil Liberties Union, told the crowd, “If you have prayer without Jesus, you just formed a non-Jesus religion.”

People said they heard about the prayer rally through Return America notifications, pastors in the pulpit, Sunday School, church newsletters and on Christian radio stations.

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Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below: