Friday, August 14, 2009

Judge To Decide Prayer Case Within 6 Weeks


Americans United for Separation of Church & State Seeks Relief From Sectarian Prayer Offerings at Greece Town Board Meetings

Town's defense counsel says: "It is not the town's place to tell the clergy what to say. It would cause a nightmare for the town."

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SCATS ~~ Is that because it IS Auberger's place to tell our council people how to move, second and rubber stamp each & every agenda item BEFORE the meeting happens??

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I believe in a God I do not understand the reasoning or purpose behind the Town Board's (Auberger's) decision for having any prayer said at the begining of a government meeting.
The pray's preached at the town boardings that I have heard ask's for God to guide the board in making wise decisions. Well we know that has not been done.
Maybe John can blame his God for the recent groof - ups along with Merritt Rahn and other officers.

SCATS said...

To 12:36PM ~~ I've heard that request too. I've also heard reference to "The Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit/Ghost ... " which I think is totally inappropriate. I'm a Christian and it made uncomfortable hearing it in that setting.

Anonymous said...

Your right 12;36 things will be much improved when the aclu guildlines take effect.
Your posting is "shallow" at best.

Anonymous said...

I was watching CSPAN during the Congressional session and they have a designated Chaplain (a Catholic Priest) say a prayer before each day's session of the US House of Representatives (in which Greece is represented by Chris Lee and Louise Slaughter). Where is the outcry to Lee and Slaughter about those prayers by the same people in Greece pushing how offended they are. Even when its not just a Catholic Priest like in Congress but by different denominations and religions being brought in by the Supervisor

Anonymous said...

1:31 thanks for realizing that I am right. I am just telling it like it is.
Apparently my comment struct a chord of yours. Why so defensive?
I am confused as to how you can say I am right but then refer to my comment as shallow? Also can you clarify what you mean by "when aclu guidlines take effect".

SCATS said...

To 1:57PM ~~ According to the news about the Greece case, it's not about having a prayer, it's about them being sectarian. I believe it's possible for most clergy to deliver a more "generic" prayer. Maybe that's what is happening in the example you gave ... ?

Anonymous said...

to 1:57 and those of you who want to turn this into a political debate.
What goes on in Congress stays in congress as we all well know.
What is the purpose behind a prayer, any prayer to be said before a governmental meeting?
Maybe if we knew the purpose or attempted outcome we could all agree. Wouldn't that make for a happy Greece.

Anonymous said...

The Americans group that is bringing the suit on behalf of aggrieved Greece residents is not interested in removing religion or prayer from government. But it must be on their controlled terms. The head of their group is himself a clergyman as well as many of the other leaders in the organization. It has to be politically correct prayer. Like the readers we used to have in school weren't representing enough of the racial and ethnic background of the community. So they were replaced by no readers or books about anthropomorphised animals. They had to be careful to not have one kind of animal receive more story line. Arthur books are an example. Also Frog and Toad. Fun books and they filled the bill for correctness.
Maybe the group should publish a guide with possible prayers edited for use at public meetings.

Anonymous said...

And the dems position on this is?

Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor which is third hand so I can't confirm it. The gist of it is that Auberger's lawyer's tried to blame the whole prayer thing on the town clerk(s) who supposedly make the choice. (the tactic was to say the suit was misplaced and should be against the town clerk!!)

IF true
This is a hoot
What a stand up guy
What a strong leader?
Why not just say the dog did it.
(he did some business on the list on the list or something.)

SCATS said...

To 4:08PM ~~ Are you trying to suggest Auberger has NO control over the employees he hires? Where have I heard this before? ... Oh yeah, Nick Joseph, Gary Pignato, Merritt Rahn, Brian Ball, Bill Mackin, Thomas Schamerhorn ... nevermind ...

Anonymous said...

This gives new meaning to the term the devil made me do ti.

Anonymous said...

back to putting up rumors without even questioning the validity, hmmm.

SCATS said...

To 11:36AM ~~ I did question it! Read my post from 8/14/2009 4:15 PM.