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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  • Shah Alam
    commented 2018-08-04 12:27:39 -0400
    This is very familiar to the Christian life and culture.This holy place is becoming more and more popular all types of people around the city like this have already done in their speific sectors.
  • anonymous anonymous
    commented 2017-08-12 09:11:50 -0400
    I am really happy that i saw this article; god gave me a chance to do something more important than life. There are lot of services i follow in the name of god. Every day i am here that god is with me and he hearing to my prayers and protecting me from all the bad things around me. One can follow and believe in god to lead a safe life
  • anonymous anonymous
    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