Mayor's Prayer Breakfast set for Jan. 31

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 10:14 AM
Last updated 5:22 PM
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This month’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast has been set for Jan. 31, according to a news release published by the office of Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

The breakfast will be at Aldersgate United Methodist Church and will begin at 8 a.m. Pastors Gregory Young and John Pinson, Augusta Commission member Matt Aitken and the mayor will preside.

To RSVP, call Karyn Nixon at (706) 821-1833 or e-mail knixon@augustaga.gov.

The February prayer breakfast will be Feb. 28 at Hudson Memorial CME Church, with the Rev. Larry Fryer as its host.

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GeezeLouise
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GeezeLouise 01/23/12 - 02:41 pm
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Let's call it what it really
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Let's call it what it really is, The Mayor's Propaganda Breakfast. Hey I'm all for prayer, but this is all for show and scoring political points. I'm not for that. But hey it seems to work for the mayor. Maybe Deke can pray for some "courage" to actually make some controversial decisions.

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Willow Bailey 01/23/12 - 04:51 pm
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Lori Davis, have you made our

Lori Davis, have you made our reservations?

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Lori Davis 01/23/12 - 05:01 pm
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No comment.LOL!!!

No comment.LOL!!!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/23/12 - 05:21 pm
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Aw, come on, Lori, that's no

Aw, come on, Lori, that's no way to have fun! I bet sweet deke would have a stroke, if we came and requested prayer for Harrisburg!! I hate to make fun of them for this, but seriously, is this something new?

GeezeLouise
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GeezeLouise 01/23/12 - 06:09 pm
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This is a media/political
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This is a media/political event using a church as their backdrop and wrapping themselves in religion. So I say put them to the test. If this is open to the public, then I think the public should attend and ask these so-called leaders to pray for strength and courage to actually take ACTION to change things for the better, and be specific.

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Riverman1 01/23/12 - 06:23 pm
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The Boardman-Copenhaver

The Boardman-Copenhaver machine cultivates the churches carefully. Their machine is intricately entwined with the powers at the churches to turn out the vote.

GeezeLouise
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GeezeLouise 01/23/12 - 06:46 pm
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Riverman.. that sounds like
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Riverman.. that sounds like the old Charles Walker Machine. Sounds like Deke learned from the best.

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dichotomy 01/23/12 - 06:52 pm
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I don't mind Deke

I don't mind Deke cultivating. It's that fertilizing he does with our tax dollars that bothers me. Whatever he prays for at these things must stop at the old city limits 'cause it sure ain't working out for south RC.

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GeezeLouise 01/23/12 - 07:13 pm
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Dichotomy, he and his cabal
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Dichotomy, he and his cabal cronies are praying for more ways to get our tax dollars out on the southside to pay for all of their white elephant projects downtown that their friends benefit from.

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Conservative Man 01/23/12 - 07:52 pm
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At first I thought these

At first I thought these prayer breakfast meetings were an attempt to bring people together. Now the cynic in me says they were nothing more than an attempt to cultivate the black vote. And they worked amazingly well. Deke won 60% of the vote in a 55% black county. Anyone involved in politics in Richmond co. knows that preachers in certain districts hold much sway and basically tell the flock who to vote for.
Interesting that this is the first prayer breakfast I'm aware of since his "re-election"...Word on the street is that these same preachers haven't been invitng Deke as much as they were before the election. Kinda makes you wonder.

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