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City of Lancaster
Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 9765 / 75.8% Yes votes ...... 3116 / 24.2% No votes
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In response to a recent complaint, with respect to the invocations that contained reference to Jesus Christ, shall the City Council continue its invocation policy in randomly selecting local clergy of different faiths to deliver the invocation without restricting the content based on their beliefs, including references to Jesus Christ?
In order for Measure I to be approved, a majority of the votes cast must be in favor of the Measure.
|Arguments For Measure Lancaster-I|
Our Nation was founded on Godly principles.
This is evident in the public and private writings of our Founding Fathers, and in the documents that established this GREAT NATION.
"Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God?" -- Thomas Jefferson
After ratifying the Constitution of the United States of America, Congress was so resolute to protect the people from the abuse of power by the government and secure their unalienable rights, that on December 15, 1791 they ratified 10 amendments -- THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
The FIRST AMENDMENT starts with the FREEDOM OF RELIGION. It specifically states that
"Congress shall make no law...prohibiting the FREE EXERCISE" of religion.
Asking for DIVINE GUIDANCE during PUBLIC PRAYER has been an integral part of government ceremony since the formation of our Nation; including the INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENT, and the opening sessions of the SUPREME COURT and CONGRESS.
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, ... and humbly to implore His protection and favor..." -- George Washington
The City Council of Lancaster has a long history of opening the public meeting with prayer.
It is every INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT to pray in accordance with their own convictions and beliefs; and to pray to the deity of their own choosing, including in the name of JESUS CHRIST.
There are those who are trying to rewrite history, and are working to take YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF RELIGION and FREE EXERCISE away.
TAKE A STAND!
PROTECT YOUR FREEDOMS and VOTE YES on MEASURE I.
Paul W. Chappell
Ronald D. Smith
David M. Prather
R. Rex Parris
(No arguments against Measure Lancaster-I were submitted)