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.