Ron Baity may not be a Catholic…

Posted: July 10, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, opinion/news
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but he gets it:

A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.

“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.

At Memeorandum the blog prof gets it:

The name of Jesus is frightening to those living in the darkness. So much so that it is now banned…. in prayer!

The Pirate’s cove points out something that should go without saying:

Um, guys, prayers are supposed to be denominational and sectarian.

Or as the father of the bride would say: “How’s that praying to nothing working out?”

Moonbattery snarks:

He should have made it easy on himself by changing the reference to “the Savior Whose Enemies Prefer He Not Be Named.” Or if he wanted to get invited back by the bureaudemons, he could have substituted a certain bloodthirsty 6th century Arabian warlord for Jesus.

He’s probably right, but I’ll give the last word to Christ via Luke 9:26

Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Lose a job, save your soul, I’d say that’s a good trade.

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