Thursday, March 24, 2011

Minn. Senator Wants Jesus' Name Out of Prayers; Senate Majority Leader Will Not Agree to Request

The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (March 24, 2011) that a Minnesota lawmaker is on a mission to remove the name of Jesus from the prayers that begin each State Senate session.

Sen. Terri Bonoff -- a Democrat who represents the North Star State's District 43 -- is Jewish. She says she feels uncomfortable when the prayers include the name of Jesus Christ.

She has requested that the Senate leadership require all visiting chaplains to say a non-denominational prayer.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch said yesterday that she would not support such a requirement. "I'm not going to get into the process of editing prayer," Koch said.

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