Texas Says BRING IT ON: "ATHEISTS OR NOT-- WE SHALL PRAY"
Texas Says "GO TO HELL TO ATHEISTS!"
Town Defies Atheist Group, Reinstitutes Public Prayer
A small Texas town has taken a bold stand for prayer and patriotism. CBS News reported that on June 12 the city council of Weatherford, a west-central Texas community, voted four to one to bring back the tradition of a regular invocation, as well as the Pledge of Allegiance to both the state and U.S. flags, following a 37-year absence of the rituals.
The move was pushed by the Parker County Ministerial Alliance, a local group of Protestant ministers, who said they were saddened by the nearly four-decade omission.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the group has taken the responsibility of arranging for local religious leaders to offer the one-minute invocation at the council meetings, and has promised to allow leaders of other faiths in the area to participate if they wish.
Sources: CBS news and Fort Worth Star-Telegram