Lodi: Facebook Users Rally For God

“We hope that pastors from all over California will bring their church buses, their people to simply pray in Jesus’ name.” — Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt.

Jamie Soriano of FOX40 News reports:

LODI – It’s a tradition the Lodi City Council has had for decades. It starts each meeting with a prayer which often calls on Jesus.

“This whole issue has taken on a life of its own,” said Lodi Mayor Larry Hansen.

Groups advocating the separation of church and state are calling on the city council to ban prayer from its meetings. Now that debate has hit the internet on sites like Facebook.

“Facebook has been very helpful because it attracts the young people. We want young people who are full of energy who love Jesus,” said Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt of Colorado Springs. He’s organizing a rally ahead of next week’s council meeting and is spreading the word via Facebook. …more

3 thoughts on “Lodi: Facebook Users Rally For God

  1. Separation of church and state is not defined as the removal of Christian value from gov’t but rather the state not impeding Christian worship, but these liberals will twist anything for their benefit. I love wallbuilders.com they do a good job defining the concept.

  2. As someone who lives in Lodi, I can say with authority that this prayer invoking Jesus’ name has not bee a “tradition lasting decades.”
    And as a Christian youth who lives in Lodi, I can also say that the only people who are making this such a big deal come from out of town. I’ve barely heard anything about this from anyone I know.

    • @John…as a youth, have you ever been to a Lodi city council meeting? Apparently, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has it on record that the opening prayers have included the name of Jesus 40-plus times out of 50-something meetings.

      I view this mainly as a First Amendment issue…and an issue of people misusing th separation of church and state concept. It is freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion!

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