“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