A Minnesota legislator said she was uncomfortable with the invocation offered by a Baptist pastor to open up the state Senate’s legislative session March 14, and wants a stipulation that only non-sectarian prayers be offered in the future. The offending prayer was given by the Rev. Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota, who invoked the name of Jesus Christ three times during the prayer and referred to Christianity on several occasions.
It is a signal irony that, within days of the apocalyptic earthquake and tsunami that have brought Japan to her knees, archaeologists announced the possible discovery, after millenia of speculation, of the ruins of the legendary lost civilization of Atlantis, buried deep beneath the marshes of the Coto Doñana in southwestern Spain.
“Misery loves company,” the old saying goes, and nowhere is this more evident than in the homosexual community, where an assortment of “gays,” lesbians, “transgendered” folk, and others broken and wounded in their sexuality not only languish in a tormented lifestyle they secretly despise, but mercilessly deride anyone with the courage to break the chains of bondage and step into freedom.
The U.S. Department of Education does not serve any clear purpose. The Constitution leaves education to state governments as a residual power. In our history, that did not mean states had to provide education to children at taxpayer expense, although that was the rule throughout the states, at least to a certain age.
The right to kill yourself became the law of the land in Washington state in 2008. In year two since enactment of the Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), which allows adult residents of the state whom doctors have diagnosed with a terminal illness to take their own lives, a total of 87 people were prescribed “lethal doses” of medication by their physician (“death by doctor” once removed being the only legal method of suicide thus far) and a total a 72 actually died, either by the drugs or by some other means.