Posts Tagged ‘legislative prayer’

Marriage & Sexuality, Religion and politics, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

Religion is a controversial thing, isn’t it? Especially when it occurs in a political or governmental context.

Exhibit A today is the flap over a minister’s opening prayer at the Oklahoma House.

The Rev. Scott Jones’ sentiments yesterday were pretty noncontroversial, as such invocations go. He asked the “holy and everlasting God” to “give us the courage to dream […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion in Public Life

Prayer at governmental meetings is a never-ending source of controversy. Latest case in point: an ire-inducing invocation at the Kansas House of Representatives last week.

Guest Chaplain Brian Schieber, pastor of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, took advantage of his place at the speaker’s podium to launch a vitriolic attack on reproductive freedom.

According to the […] Read More