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    18 Jul '07 14:371 edit
    This Pastor has guts!! To risk saying what needs to be said......

    Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

    "Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.


    We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

    We have abused power and called it politics.

    We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

    We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

    Amen!"

    The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa and Korea

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.
    With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God."
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    18 Jul '07 14:50
    Originally posted by torch71
    This Pastor has guts!! To risk saying what needs to be said......

    Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is wha ...[text shortened]... holeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God."
    Oh, Jeebus!

    Look you want to live in a theocracy like the taliban, you go right ahead, I think I'll stick to my representative republic thanks.

    God had his chance to run the world...we call it the dark ages.
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    18 Jul '07 16:37
    Originally posted by torch71
    This Pastor has guts!! To risk saying what needs to be said......

    Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is wha ...[text shortened]... holeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God."
    Cool.
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    18 Jul '07 16:46
    Originally posted by TheSkipper
    Oh, Jeebus!

    Look you want to live in a theocracy like the taliban, you go right ahead, I think I'll stick to my representative republic thanks.

    God had his chance to run the world...we call it the dark ages.
    You may think what you want about religion in the Goverment, but he does have some very good points about the direction we have gone in society.
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    18 Jul '07 16:51
    Originally posted by torch71
    This Pastor has guts!! To risk saying what needs to be said......

    Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is wha ...[text shortened]... holeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God."
    Yikes! I applaud those senators who walked out during this tripe.
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    18 Jul '07 16:53
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Yikes! I applaud those senators who walked out during this tripe.
    As I'm sure the other 47 people who called to complain did as well.
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    18 Jul '07 17:05
    Originally posted by torch71
    As I'm sure the other 47 people who called to complain did as well.
    So you agreed with all of his bullet points? Or did you find some a bit off the mark?
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    18 Jul '07 17:371 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    So you agreed with all of his bullet points? Or did you find some a bit off the mark?
    Didn't agree with all of them persay, but most of them were dead on.
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    18 Jul '07 17:44
    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
    Since when has the lottery been mandatory?

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
    Instead, the poor should be left to rot and die as God wanted

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
    Instead, rape victims should have to suffer as single mothers as God wanted

    We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
    Who's called shooting abortionists justifiable? The majority do not believe this.

    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
    Instead, we should scar them for life as God wanted

    We have abused power and called it politics.
    Instead, we should create an anarchist state as God wanted.

    We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
    Instead, we should think of ourselves as incapable and worthless, as God wanted.

    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
    Instead, we should establish a Western SA that can arrest anyone who produces anything that annoys us, even though it harms nobody.

    We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
    Especially by continually pretending America's forefathers were Christian.

    Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
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    18 Jul '07 17:55
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
    Since when has the lottery been mandatory?

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
    Instead, the poor should be left to rot and die as God wanted

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
    Instead, rape victims should have to suffer as single mothers as God wanted

    We have sh ...[text shortened]...

    Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
    47 callers on the line in your approval.
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    18 Jul '07 18:08
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    47 callers on the line in your approval.
    Ad Populum.
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    18 Jul '07 18:12
    Originally posted by torch71
    Didn't agree with all of them persay, but most of them were dead on.
    Do you mind sharing which parts you disagreed with?
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    18 Jul '07 18:20
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Do you mind sharing which parts you disagreed with?
    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.




    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

    We have abused power and called it politics.



    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

    We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    That about does it. Which do you not agree on?
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    18 Jul '07 18:311 edit
    Originally posted by torch71
    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.




    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

    We have abused power and called it politics.



    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornograp ...[text shortened]... f our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    That about does it. Which do you not agree on?
    You disagree with 7 out of 9 bullet points? I thought you said that most of his stuff was dead on.
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    18 Jul '07 18:37
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You disagree with 7 out of 9 bullet points? I thought you said that most of his stuff was dead on.
    Sorry I read your last post in error, I agree with the above. Which do you disagree with?
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