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01.06.07 -- COMMENT POLL: Lord's Prayer, what do you think?

It seems an outside organization has targeted the McIntosh Town Council meetings over the Lord's Prayer, at the request of some local residents.

What do you think? What do you think about the town meetings being prefaced with the Lord's Prayer? What do you think of an outside watchdog group based in Wisconsin asking the town council to stop reciting the Lord's Prayer before local government meetings?

I'd like to try something different and have a comment poll. Click below and in your own words, check in and let it be known what you think about the Lord's Prayer being recited before the meetings.

posted by Cher @ 4:04 PM,

5 Comments:

At   January 07, 2007 9:04 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

First the Lord's Prayer then the Pledge. Where will it stop? If I were on the Council I would tell the Watchdawgs to blow it out thier Ass and go harass some Square Heads.

 
At   January 07, 2007 9:26 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Well I think that someone who has not even been to a town meeting should just leave our town alone. Only a real jerk would ask our town something like this. I have been to alot of town meetings and have NEVER seen a person who does not participate in the town prayer. Get off of it make yourself usefull somewhere else.

 
At   January 07, 2007 10:07 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I totally agree with the above mentioned comments. Who cares what someone for BFE says about prayer in McIntosh; they don't live here and should not give a rats ass. Its not like we are plotting the next terrorist movement, just saying a simple prayer.

I really want to know who started this stuff. And Cher, why are you making such a big deal about it on here. Its like your trying to get something started. I can't believe that you would incinuate that we get rid of prayer. Its a tradition in this town. Its not like its anything new, and I would venture to say that the majority of people in this town are Christian.

 
At   January 07, 2007 10:36 PM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

I can speak to this:

Anon wrote: "I really want to know who started this stuff. And Cher, why are you making such a big deal about it on here. Its like your trying to get something started. I can't believe that you would incinuate that we get rid of prayer. Its a tradition in this town. Its not like its anything new, and I would venture to say that the majority of people in this town are Christian."

I wish you would have signed your name -- just because I'd like to know who I am answering on this question.

I'm following up what someone put on the blog. I didn't write the letter, or complain to the group so please don't misconstrue my role and think that I insinuated this needs or doesn't need to be changed. I did ask who the complainants are but the spokeswoman I talked with said that info was private.

I've done polls before on the blog. I wanted to do the kind of polls we did in the past for this but someone cheated on the last one. I figured that this issue was important to residents because religion is such a huge part of the community. I didn't want the same person throwing the numbers and making it look like people wanted or didn't want prayer. If this is important to people either way, they can voice it here.

Look at it this way, if this group expects a response from the town council, publicly voicing your comments in a forum give the community and council members a better idea of how to respond, if that's what they decide to do.

 
At   January 12, 2007 9:13 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I think the Lord's Prayer has been repeated from the beginning of McIntosh Town Council. I support this stand. For the one who has compained I feel sorry for them because they have something Missing in their life-JESUS.

 

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