Praying to Jesus on the House Floor

In an anonymous statement to Roll Call, a Congressional staff member discussed their frustration with hearing explicitly Christian prayers to open legislative sessions. 

“It bothers me, not being a Christian, to hear that Jesus is our savior or we should be thankful to be here because of Jesus,” the staffer, who asked to remain anonymous, recently told CQ Roll Call. “It bothers me more as an American.”

We agree. Prayers have no place in legislating. They only serve to divide us. It's time for our government to focus on governing, and not on praying. 


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  • commented 2017-05-06 02:28:00 -0400
    There is no way atheists can be oppressed because of their point of view. Atheists can still be patriots and America is a country of diversity! Leaders, who allow themselves condemn others without a substantial reason, do not deserve that leadership. Team at supports this initiative of open dialogue with political leaders undoubtedly and gracefully thankkx to others