Prayer Supporters Rally at County Building (VIDEO)

Close to 100 people rallied to show support for the County Commissioners, whose policy is to begin County meetings with a prayer.

The local organization, 'We the People of Carroll County', put out a call to support the Commissioner's prayer policy, and close to 100 citizens responded by rallying at the county building on Center Street. 

The current Board shared their "guiding principles" immediately after taking office in December. One of those principles is to implement prayer at county government meetings.

In a recent interview, President of the Board of Commissioners Doug Howard, R-District 5 said that an "overwhelming majority" of feedback the Board has received on the issue of prayers has been in support of the prayers. 

At the rally Friday evening, Commissioner Howard and Commissioner Haven Shoemaker, R-District 2, said that the Board would "absolutely not" change its prayer policy. 

CJ23 April 25, 2011 at 02:54 PM
So you don't think there is anything wrong with communicating to non-Christian citizens that they aren't really permitted into the community and the government is not really for them?
Wearedoomedcc April 29, 2011 at 05:51 AM
@JoAnn Nichols, your comments about the prayer issue are off base. Not one person said that the Commissioners cannot say a prayer, but the prayer they choose to use is one that is not inclusive of all citizens of the county. We are not a county or state or country made up of Christians. If they can't say a non-secatarian (or maybe that is too big a word for people like you and I will simplifiy it )RELIGIOIS or prayer inclusive to ONE religion no matter if it is Christian, Jewish, Muslim and so forth, they should not say one at all when opening a Government (which the BOC is part of) meeting. Have you watched the meetings lately? Now they sit and pray to "Jesus" and then say the pledge. I'm sure that this is offensive to many religous groups as it shows insincerity and only done for SHOW and the media.
Wearedoomedcc April 29, 2011 at 05:53 AM


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