God triumphs in Gilbert & Update

Given the fact that prayer has fallen out of favor in GOP Legislative District 28, this recent East Valley Tribune column — “21st century war on God loses battle in Gilbert — by Linda Turley-Hansen holds particular relevance.

Anita Christy of the first-rate Gilbert Watch, attended the Gilbert Public School Governing Board meeting and superbly describes the outcome of the debate regarding the exclusion of an opening prayer at the board meetings, as well as its controversial replacement by the politically correct “moment of silence.”

But Gilbert citizens frustrated with the lack of an invocation asking blessings on the public meetings have prevailed. The board has finally returned the prayer.

God bless them — and their tenacity.

Update-tag

God is on a roll!

We are happy to announce that prayer has also returned to Republican Legislative District 28. 

District Chairman Scott O’Connor, allowed the meeting to begin with an invocation Tuesday evening, February 11, 2014. This memory refresher from December 2013 provides the background

3 Responses to God triumphs in Gilbert & Update

  1. Orion says:

    The United States was founded with the acknowledgement of God. The Declaration of Independence holds as “self-evident” that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

    “In God We Trust,” is on our currency. The Pledge of Allegiance, a depiction of Moses holding the Ten Commandments on the frieze of the U.S. Supreme Court building, and presidential proclamations of a National Day of Prayer all point to the recognition of a supreme being.  The U.S. Supreme Court opens its court sessions with the prayer, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court.”

    Those who advocate removing references to a supreme being are caught up in the idea that nothing supercedes their own presence.

  2. Clementine says:

    Bravo to the Gilbert Public School Governing Board for reinstating the opening invocation at their meetings! Job well done! They set the standard for the district’s students.

  3. jcf says:

    I understand LD 28 is also reinstating…