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Commissioners Delay Invocation Policy Amid Threat of Lawsuit

 

Last updated 8/19/2020 at 3:25pm

Drew Beamer

After hearing a national organization might file a lawsuit, Lake Wales City commissioners Aug. 18 paused their plans to adopt guidelines for invocations before meetings .

Commissioners had decided in workshop session a week earlier to appoint Dr. James Moyer as the city's official chaplain and fill in themselves with invocations in his absence. Since 2009, Moyer, a retired minister of higher education and chaplain for the Polk County Sheriff's Office, has been the primary person offering invocations at Lake Wales City Commission meetings.

Shortly before their meeting the city received a...



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Reader Comments
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RobertCollier writes:

Exactly why the country and world is in such a mess today. We have allowed certain people or groups to tell us what we can do and we have allowed them to remove or block anything good.

gator63 writes:

Once upon a time we took our kids to church and sunday school. Then they went to school on monday and heard a prayer, they went to sports events and heard prayers, and they went to gov't functions and heard prayers. This showed them that our institutions were supportive of family values. Through a wrongful interpretation of the first amendment certain narrow minded groups are out to destroy all this. I fail to understand why this attack on the American family

 
 
 

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