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New prayer guidelines for Bishop City Council

The issue of a prayer before the Bishop City Council came up again Monday night. Based on a new court decision, the City Attorney Peter Tracy offered a new set of invocation guidelines. The Council did approve them. Earlier the Council had adopted prayer guidelines that discouraged the mention of any particular deity. The policy […]

 
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Pam Mitchell of Bishop said she comes from a place that prefers" praying in private", a view supported in the Book of Matthew.

Church vs. state again at Bishop City Council

Ministers and citizens piled into the Bishop City Council chambers Monday night for public comment. They wanted to say more about the City’s new guidelines on prayers before Council meetings. City Attorney Peter Tracy first gave them all a civics lesson on freedom of religion. Tracy went back to England before the foundation of America. […]

 
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