The Lodi City Council in Northern California is considering a vote to ban use of the name ‘Jesus’ from public prayers offered before city council meetings as the result of an atheist group’s lawsuit threat.
Lodi Mayor Larry D. Hansen fears a lawsuit by atheist groups if he doesn’t silence Christian prayers, and has requested to hear your public opinion. The clerk and city council members have scheduled a public debate (and possibly a vote) on Aug. 5.
Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt of The Pray in Jesus Name Project is the organizer of a prayer event/rally on the day of the public hearing.
The prayer rally is scheduled for outside on the Carnegie Forum steps at 6pm, Wednesday, 5 August 2009, before debate at 7 pm. Klingenschmitt will lead the rally with many California pastors. (Pastors please call “Chaps” right now at 719-360-5132.)
Pastor Everett Robinson of The Will Of God Christian Center will lead coordination efforts on the ground. (Bus coordinators and volunteers please call Pastor Robinson at 707-333-1282.)
Carnegie Forum is located at 305 W. Pine Street. Zip code: 95240
Take action nation-wide! Sign the online petition, receive email updates and alerts (optional): http://tinyurl.com/JesusPetitionLodi
“California, it’s time to take a stand for Jesus.” — Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt (“Chaps”)
Contact: Chaplain Klingenschmitt, 719-360-5132, firstname.lastname@example.org; Pastor Everett Robinson, 707-333-1282, email@example.com
Photo: Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt at White House.
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