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May 11, 2019

Florida, where Christian politicians make laws saying only their religion can be used for invocations at government meetings.

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Prayers, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:43

New Invocation Rules in Winter Garden (FL) Could Exclude Non-Christian Voices

New Invocation Rules in Winter Garden (FL) Could Exclude Non-Christian Voices

At the meeting, the commissioners approved a resolution to change the invocation practice… in a way that permits exclusion of non-Christian people.

There you go. Forget having different speakers. Just let the commissioners pray to their personal God if they choose to. (It’s hardly a coincidence that the board, as far as I can tell, is exclusively Christian. Only one said he prefers a moment of silence.) This is the same old policy they abandoned in 2015 in order to broaden their inclusivity. It didn’t work, since most invocations were still Christian, yet now they’re going back to rules that could theoretically ban all invocations from the perspective of Muslims, Jews, atheists, Hindus, and other non-Christians.

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