You know, I've just about had it with everyone's "rights." The right to sue someone if their coffee is too hot, if they break into someone's house and the owner shoots them, the right to their own free speech, but the right to limit mine, so it doesn't offend them.
A blurb on CNN this morning pushed me over the edge. The state of Georgia is experiencing such dire drought conditions, Governor Sonny Perdue announced he'll be holding a prayer vigil on Tuesday, to ask God for rain. The response from several Georgia ministers astounded me. To paraphrase, they essentially said this violates the separation of church and state, and questioned his right to pray for the state publicly.
Excuse me, but...WHAT? I thought the whole point of ministry and religion was to get as many people praying as possible, not to worry about whose toes were getting stepped on. So, what, do we now have to have an ordained clergy person overseeing a moment of silence for the troops at a football game, a group prayer at a family reunion? Since when do you have to be qualified to ask for guidance, for help, from whatever higher power you believe in? Since when does the governor, or anyone, for that matter, have to apply for the right to pray?
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