Colo. Commissioner asks for, gets promise of prayer before meetings

'I'd like to start out with God 1st, country 2nd and service 3rd'Posted: January 13, 2011 10:20 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh © 2011 WorldNetDaily

The reports about diminishing Christianity's presence have been legion in recent months, when a Florida school district cracked down on Christians, when activist Muslims demanded that prominent Christian leader Franklin Graham be censored, when the courts ruled music can be banned if it even sounds religious, how an ex–Supreme Court justice said those who pray "in Jesus name" can be prevented from a prayer rotation at public meetings and how the Park Service seems to believe dissing Christians just dandy.

So what's going on with newly elected Commissioner Peggy Littleton in El Paso County, Colo., where Colorado Springs is located?

According to reports in local media, including the Colorado Springs Gazette, Littleton's first request when she joined the commission this month was to call for more prayer.

"I'd like to encourage my colleagues to have, at a minimum, prayer together every Tuesday and expand it to leaders, elected officials and citizens who would like to express their blessing over the board," the Gazette reported Littleton said.

And so it was done.

The newspaper said because her request was not a policy issue, all the support it needed was an informal agreement by three commissioners. The commission chair has control of the agenda, so prayer now is scheduled.

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