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Prayer at the RNC

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by ajg1959, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. ajg1959

    ajg1959 New Member

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    The RNC just closed their convention with a prayer.

    Did the Democrats have prayer?
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    I know that the Democrats had a prayer on the final night. That was the only night that I made it a point to watch it to the very end on C-SPAN since it was the completion of the convention.

    The Democrats control the House and the Senate and they have prayer there so I am not surprised that they have prayer at their national convention.
     
  3. ajg1959

    ajg1959 New Member

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    I just wondered because they are always fighting prayer in school and such.

    thank you

    AJ
     
  4. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

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    Liberals fought against prayer in schools? How so?
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The dems had prayer of different religions every night.
     
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    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    It has been no different with the Republican Convention.I'd like to hear at least one Evangelical prayer with the name of Christ actually lifted up.
     
  7. dcorbett

    dcorbett Active Member

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    And did they pray for the unborn babies that are no longer with us and for the protection of marriage?
     
  8. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    Do you believe in prayer for the dead as the RC's do?
     
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    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    I didn't hear the RNC prayer - did they pray for these unborn babies (how do you pray for the dead) and for protection of marriage?
     
  10. dcorbett

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    I didn't say that. Praying for the babies wouldn't do anything except show remorse and repentance for taking their lives. I would like to know if the Democrats prayed in the spirit of repentance?
     
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    I didn't hear the prayer last night, did the Republicans?
     
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly New Member

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    Who cares who prayed during their convention. It was a political convention, not a church service!

    Some of you might be surprised to hear this, not all Americans are Christians, and not all Americans want their political party leaders to base their decisions on the Bible. Therefore, both parties do what they can to include Christians without running off those who are not religious.
     
  13. LadyEagle

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    I believe it is standard protocol for both parties to have an invocation and a benediction. At least that is what I have observed over many years of watching these conventions.

    ACLU for one.
     
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  14. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    The fight was not about whether a person can pray in school. There is prayer before every math test. The original court case was whether the New York Board of Regents could write a prayer and say, "Everyone must say this prayer." The Supreme Court rightly struck this down as unconstitutional. Then the politicians got into the act and muddied the waters and it has been nothing but down hill and confusion since.

    Every Baptist preacher I knew approved of the initial decision.
     
  15. dragonfly

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    Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not against them praying, I just don't think it's necessary.

    Although, on second thought, it does show humility and reverence, something all people,especially politicians need.
     
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