50 turn out for Community Prayer Breakfast in Augusta

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A crowd of 50 turned out for the first Community Prayer Breakfast since the city decided to limit employee involvement at what was previously known as the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

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Members of the community listen as the Rev. Chuck Hunt speaks during the Community Prayer Breakfast held at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Members of the community listen as the Rev. Chuck Hunt speaks during the Community Prayer Breakfast held at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church.

In July, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group that advocates separation of church and state, questioned Augusta’s use of city resources to promote and plan the monthly breakfasts.

Three volunteers now lead the effort.

“We had a real good turnout,” said the Rev. Chuck Hunt, a volunteer. “This was the first time volunteers took on the communications and made arrangements for the mayor and the churches.”

The breakfast is free and open to members of all religions.

The next event will be held at the Kroc Center at 8 a.m. Sept. 25, the last Tuesday of the month.

For more information, contact Hunt at (706) 796-2091 or mayorsprayerbreakfast@yeslord.com.

– From staff reports

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Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 08/28/12 - 08:28 pm
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What's that smell....I think

What's that smell....I think I just stepped in some FFRF.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/29/12 - 06:27 am
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Amen to the new name.
Unpublished

Amen to getting the Mayor's office out of the church.

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous woman or man availeth much." Let us also pray that we are on God's side in ARC. Let us pray that the Lord will guide our leaders in the paths of righteousness, truth and ethics.

When the KING sins, everyone suffers.

shir1ey1
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shir1ey1 08/29/12 - 09:27 am
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wheres the freedom

We the people would like to be free to practice our chosen religion without the ffrf attacking. Isn't there a lawyer who would take a class action lawsuit to protect our beliefs?

Tullie
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Tullie 08/29/12 - 09:55 am
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Shirley1

No, everyone but Christians have their rights. Didn't you get that memo?

Frank I
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Frank I 08/29/12 - 03:07 pm
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hey look, they're exercising

hey look, they're exercising their right to practice their religion.. and without the use of city resources to promote said breakfast.. oh, and they even got free publicity for the next one from the local paper..

corgimom
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corgimom 08/29/12 - 06:49 pm
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Nobody is attacking Christian

Nobody is attacking Christian beliefs or how people practice their religion. The prayer breakfast is still continuing, there is no basis for a lawsuit. What would you sue about, and who would you sue?

However, it's amazing to me all the "Christians" that have no problem with government violating the Constitution as long as it's something that they want. That doesn't sound Christian to me at all.

Those are the ones that like to call themselves "patriotic" and a "true American". They are anything but.

Those same "Christians" would be outraged if Augusta had a Muslim mayor, or Hindu mayor, and spent taxpayer money on promoting prayer breakfasts with them.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/29/12 - 06:50 pm
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And do you notice that Deke

And do you notice that Deke has NEVER apologized for that illegal act?

corgimom
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corgimom 08/29/12 - 06:51 pm
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Or offered to reimburse A-RC

Or offered to reimburse A-RC for the costs?

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