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Madison-based group sues over inaugural prayer
StarTribune ^ | 12/30/08 | AP

Posted on 12/30/2008 11:02:27 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

A group advocating separation of church and state is suing to keep prayer out of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and several of its members are among the 29 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Washington, D.C.

The lawsuit seeks to block the Presidential Inaugural Committee from including prayers in the official inauguration. It says clergy have not led prayers at inaugurations for most of the nation's history.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; inaugural; lawsuit; prayer; rickwarren; secularists
Good ol' Madistan....
1 posted on 12/30/2008 11:02:27 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Ladysmith

Ping.......


2 posted on 12/30/2008 11:03:01 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Are they going to knock the Lincoln Bible out of Obama’s hand as well?


3 posted on 12/30/2008 11:06:25 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I guess they would be O.K. with a few naked tree-huggers prancing around and worshiping Gaia...


4 posted on 12/30/2008 11:07:47 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Of course, these same godless commies voted for Obama.


5 posted on 12/30/2008 11:09:15 AM PST by MNnice
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To: massgopguy

I think that they should at least try to...

;-)


6 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:21 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Annie Laurie Gaylor, Portrait of a Nut:

http://www.ffrf.org/about/bio_alg.php


7 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:59 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I love how all these nut jobs are waiting for Obama to fulfill his promises and do all they voted for him to do and watch him perversely have to stand up for all the American traditions.

Chances are he’ll have a prayer, all the religious trimmings, and usual pomp and ceremony. Which will tick off his fan base, possibly putting him in the no man’s land of politics, the conservatives loathing him and ready to put up all sorts of road blocks while the Liberals pressure him to dismantle more and more things which would lead to an armed revolt.

So, chances are he’ll be forced to take the middle road and deal with the borders and illegals by taking a conservative stance to prevent rage by the regular citizenry, while his Liberal base gets bitterly disillusioned by his refusal/inability to send Republicans and their families to death camps.

Meanwhile we FReepers here sit back and enjoy the show. I never thought of it before, but having an Obama presidency might be amusing if only to watch the Liberal dream implode.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 11:15:41 AM PST by Niuhuru (I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: bigbob
Guilty.
9 posted on 12/30/2008 11:18:02 AM PST by doodad
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To: bigbob

Most people like Annie get that way because they are unattractive and nobody likes them.


10 posted on 12/30/2008 11:18:54 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: doodad

Ol’gal has her group, and she has her way with them Fur Shur.


11 posted on 12/30/2008 11:31:41 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: doodad

Ol’gal has her group, and she has her way with them Fur Shur.


12 posted on 12/30/2008 11:31:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This is getting to be a circus.
Watching the one getting the friendly fire.


13 posted on 12/30/2008 11:36:19 AM PST by Colvin (Too much fun...)
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To: All

When prayer was taken out of public schools, the school systems went to hell. Now they want to take prayer out of the inauguration? Obama needs all the prayer he can get! These people call their organization Free from Religion? Did they forget that we all have FREEDOM OF RELIGION! Who are they to try and get this taken away. Does our constitution even mean anything anymore?!?!?!?!?!?!?


14 posted on 12/30/2008 11:56:06 AM PST by Mind Freed
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So according to these nuts we should NOT have a prayer from someone from a religion she disagrees with.

But it is OK to NOT have a prayer which supports their religion.

Atheism/Secularism is a religion that worships the creation rather than the creator. When government enforces secularism, it is forcing a state religion on all of us.


15 posted on 12/30/2008 11:57:13 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
If there ever really is a bomb and it hits an American city, it would be an horrendous tragedy... but if it did have to hit one city....
16 posted on 12/30/2008 12:07:55 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Ha....the great Peoples Republic of Madison once again spewing their communistic view. From each according to his ability to each according to his need. Madisonians simply can’t help themselves.


17 posted on 12/30/2008 12:42:41 PM PST by irish guard
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; bperiwinkle7; madison10; Manfred the Wonder Dawg; Lee N. Field; ears_to_hear; ...

Maybe Rick will wake up to the fact that the Unity he is creating is an illusion based on a lie.


18 posted on 12/30/2008 12:50:31 PM PST by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: bigbob
http://www.ffrf.org/about/bio_alg.php

Odd she had her photo taken with Isaac Asimov:

Word I heard (InterWebz rumor, YMMV) was that he did not face death well.

19 posted on 12/30/2008 2:05:07 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Godliness made this nation great.


20 posted on 12/30/2008 2:59:07 PM PST by RoadTest (The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? - Jer.17:9)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks! I heard of this on the radio this morning and was going to find it and post it tonight. More comments to follow, as usual, after I do a read-through. :)


21 posted on 12/30/2008 3:50:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: bigbob

More like “Portrait of a Grifter.” I’ve been watching her and her Mom sue people for decades. Laurie, The Younger’s husband is part of their scam, too.

These people have become rich, rich, rich doing this.

Some reason we can’t get it together enough and form a ‘Freedom OF Religion’ (which is what the Constitution says in the FIRST place!) non-profit and start taking THEM to the cleaners? Yeesh!


22 posted on 12/30/2008 3:53:53 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: unspun

Hey! I’m ten miles south. Give me a heads up so I can head to the bunker, would ya? LOL!


23 posted on 12/30/2008 3:56:19 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: massgopguy

“Are they going to knock the Lincoln Bible out of Obama’s hand as well?”

And if he swears himself in on the Koran, we won’t hear a PEEP from this group or the MSM, just like the stooge in MN.


24 posted on 12/30/2008 3:58:39 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: Colvin
Watching the one getting the friendly fire.

When you consort with the devil, you shouldn't be surprised to be devoured alive.

25 posted on 12/30/2008 4:01:18 PM PST by gitmo (I am the latte-sipping, NYT-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, PC, arrogant liberal. -BO)
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To: Lee N. Field
Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor says members are "First Amendment purists" who believe [the] ceremony excludes non-Christians.

No, atheists choose to exclude themselves.

26 posted on 12/30/2008 4:04:32 PM PST by gitmo (I am the latte-sipping, NYT-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, PC, arrogant liberal. -BO)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Hey! I’m ten miles south. Give me a heads up so I can head to the bunker, would ya? LOL!

Okay, if I catch wind iof it, Diana -- and if the wind is in the wrong direction, I'm 4X mi. NW.

27 posted on 12/30/2008 5:22:28 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: doodad

She was in college in 1976 —> prob low 50s now. I’m guessing this is an older picture.


28 posted on 12/31/2008 10:46:16 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years." usually means "I've never hear of Geerhardus Vos.")
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To: Lee N. Field
From her bio page: "Annie Laurie was on her first feminist picketline at age 14."

'splains a lot, don't it?

29 posted on 12/31/2008 11:45:39 AM PST by redstates4ever ((Liberalism is a mental disorder.))
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