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Don't know if anyone's heard about this, but Memphis City Council is being called out for saying Christian prayers before their council meetings.

Not only that, they name the prayer givers the official "Chaplain of the Day", and give them a "goodie" bag that includes cufflinks with the city emblem on them. All this, at public meetings on city time at taxpayer expense.

There are more and more cities that are being caught doing this, but this seems like it might be the worst since not only do they give Christian prayers (doosies including "the way of the ungodly shall perish", etc.), but non-Christian citizens have to pay for their cufflinks. FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) is going after them, and it's started to get in the local news here.

What do you guys think? I think it's offensive that any city would do work in the name of any religion.

Tags: FFRF, Memphis, city, council, prayer

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