Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Say a little prayer

I've been reading the smattering of letters to the SP Letters to the Editor chastising the Mayor for attending the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast because it is a Christian event. If the Mayor refuses this event should he also refuse to attend the annual Holocaust Memorial at the synagogue? Or a First Nations activity that starts with a ceremony that has a spiritual connotation? Or any event that reflects any religious belief, recognition or celebration of any single group?

The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is simply a collection of citizens that gather to praise and pray for their politicians to make good and honest decisions. Some would say they need all the help they can get. Others may think this prayer falls on deaf ears.

I pray that we will quit preying on Christians because they are a majority


  1. I think the problem is that it is called 'The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast'. If it was the 'Saskatoon Prayer Breakfast' and the mayor attended, I don't think that would be an issue. But by calling in the 'The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast', it is basically throwing the weight of the office behind Christianity and creating a joining of state and religion.

    They do not call it the 'Mayor's Holocaust Memorial' or 'The Mayor's First Nations Spiritual Dinner'. Just change the name and everyone will be happy.

  2. I'm not too concerned either way with this issue....but there is a difference between attending the prayer breakfast or other religious event and suggesting that God is responsible for the good economy and authorizes the municipal government, therefore it's important to obey those in

    There have been many cases of it being the moral and right to dis-obey those in authority!

    Would the Mayor ever say similar things with regards to Mohammed or the great spirit or other deities? What then would be the response then?

    Yes Christians are the majority, but it doesn't mean that our municipal democracy is a christian democracy, so keeping that context in mind with regards to what statements the Mayor makes about it or how they market it is pretty important....and I say that as a Christian.

  3. Until the Mayor starts spouting off Christiany rhetoric or promotes civic policies that have an overt Christian bent, this remains a non-issue propagated primarily by anti-Christian bigots.


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