The Senate [Virginia] was called to order at 12 o’clock by the President. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. Then it goes on to detail what the Senate did for the day…
Ditto. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Munnegerod of St. Paul’s Church.
Ditto. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Reach of the Presbyterian Church.
Ditto. Prayer by Rev. J. A. Duncan of Broad Street Methodist.
Ditto. Prayer by Mr. Seeley, Second Baptist Church [still there, my wife works there in the day care.]
And on and on it went. The Commonwealth was deciding whether or not to secede from the Nation, but the legislators always had time to open each session in prayer.
And you ACLU types who think that the State Police Chaplains can’t pray “in Jesus’ name” or who think that the City Counsel can’t open with prayer, think you are sooooo damn smart. This Nation was founded on neutrality towards religion, not antagonism. It never occurred to the Founding Fathers that there was such a thing as a “Wall of Separation between Church and State” as we now have come to define it. That notion was actually turned on its head in the 1900s by “progressives” and anti-god liberals. Whereas when the country was founded with prayer and with the Bible as one of the primary books read by children, now the godless heathen have run prayer and the bible out of schools. I won’t ever forget where we came from. Nor cease to battle the godless heathen who got us where we are today.