Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 4:50 PM
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The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. today at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church, 2540 Lumpkin Road.

The mayor’s office is no longer handling the arrangements for the breakfast, said the Rev. Chuck Hunt, a volunteer organizer. Hunt said three local people are now making the arrangements.

The prayer breakfast is free and open to all religions. It is held on the last Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. The purpose of the event is to pray for the city, Hunt said.

For more information or questions about the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, contact Hunt at (706) 796-2091 or mayorsprayerbreakfast@yeslord.com.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/27/12 - 05:16 pm
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Community Prayer Breakfast

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This is as "unreal" as GRU. Maybe more unreal. Sad. Sick.

Community Prayer Breakfast. Community Prayer Breakfast.

A non political arm of the "faithful" seeking God's grace and guidance in the desert of ignorance and apathy. A cry for help with contracts, bid processes, garbage collection, miniscule decisions, floating buildings, flooding sewers, unreasonable taxation, basic economics,

Again with the king and the church. Bound at the hips. Lying on their lips.

Ignorance is an equal opportunity employer and has its largest production plant located in ARC.

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soapy_725 08/27/12 - 05:21 pm
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Friday August 3rd, AC story

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In a letter Thursday to Rebecca Markert, the attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Augusta general counsel Andrew MacKenzie said Copenhaver has agreed to have “private sponsors” organize, coordinate and promote the breakfasts.

The sponsors will take on duties now performed by Copenhaver’s executive assistant, Karyn Nixon. The city’s response to an earlier open-records request from the Freedom From Religion Foundation revealed that Nixon arranged the breakfasts by telephone and e-mail, sending 128 e-mails since November to arrange the first six breakfasts of this year.

MacKenzie’s letter further states that Copenhaver will continue to attend the monthly breakfasts, that his staff may voluntarily attend them on their own time and that the events will remain on the city Web site, listed as Community Prayer Breakfast.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/27/12 - 05:25 pm
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Stirring the pot....

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shame on you AC. Shame on you Deke.

Jesus said, My Fathers house shall be called a hour of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. Amazing, how Jesus could foresee the dealing in River City. The conspiracy to control by money and politics with the blessing of the church.

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crackertroy 08/27/12 - 07:17 pm
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Nice!

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Nice, will the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attourneys be present? Maybe they'll send a mole. Maybe the mole will find salvation. Press on brothers!

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Jake 08/27/12 - 09:30 pm
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History?

If the prayer breakfast is open to all religions, is there a list of churches that have participated in the past? Any Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Unitarian, Mormon, Hindu churches/temples? If not, why not?

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crackertroy 08/27/12 - 10:25 pm
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Jake

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To answer your question, our Mayor is a Christian, before the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened lawsuit, he held a prayer breakfast with Christians and several churches participated and the mayor's office organized the event. Now, in order to appease the liberals, Chuck Hunt has graciously stepped up to sponsor this event open to all religions.

Because for liberals, you can kill babies, walk assault rifles across the border and hand them to drug lords, give billions of taxpayer dollars to clean energy companies only to see them fail and who knows where the money goes, help violent Muslim radicals over-throw their leaders, hire under-aged prostitutes in foreign countries on government time and not even pay them the full amount etc. etc. but you must NEVER, EVER use a minute of government time to sponsor a prayer breakfast.

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Jake 08/27/12 - 11:23 pm
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Uhhh.....

Back to the article, "The prayer breakfast is free and open to all religions." So my legitimate question (political diatribe aside) still stands. Are there other religions that have participated in hosting the prayer breakfast? If not, why not? Is this a Christian only thing?

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Tullie 08/28/12 - 06:37 am
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Jake

Just what is your point? The article states "The prayer breakfast is free and open to all religions." The prayer breakfast is a tradition that is long standing in the community. If you don't like it..don't go. No one is forced to go, any one can go, any religion can go. It is as simple as that. I don't see why people always have to make something out of nothing.

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InChristLove 08/28/12 - 06:44 am
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Jake, I believe most of the

Jake, I believe most of the prayer breakfast are held at Chrisitian churches and organization (although I think it was held at a Jewish synagogue once). The location is voluntary, and it is not known whether they have been held majority at Christian locations due to that is the only place sought, or because that is the only places that have agreed to volunteer their services. Either way, the service is open to all religions and participation in the prayer is not mandatory but I'm sure they welcome any suggestions to unite our community.

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Little Lamb 08/28/12 - 03:19 pm
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Breakfast

It's hard to imagine breakfast in Dixie without some ham, sausage, or bacon. That probably doesn't go over too well in a synagogue or mosque.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/28/12 - 03:37 pm
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Good point Little Lamb :)

Good point Little Lamb :)

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Nomaninthesky 08/28/12 - 06:55 pm
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Good!

Chalk a win up for the FFRF. Great that the name has been changed and all religions are welcome. Good that volunteers are now handling arrangements. Maybe than can say a prayer to Allah too. Yes I agree all meals should now be kosher! :)

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Jake 08/28/12 - 10:23 pm
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Location

The point of my question is if this is a universal prayer breakfast then how is it conducted? Are all the faiths represented? Do they get to say their own prayers from their own faith? Just wondering, I'm not trying to incite some sort of Crusades.

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