Letters to the editor - Thursday (3-14-2013)

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:14 a.m.

What a Bible verse tells us about prayer

Matthew 6:5-6 (from the New International Version) says, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”


How is public prayer the proper way to honor Jesus when it’s in direct defiance of his commandments? If the government of Rowan County won’t accede to the wishes of its citizens on the subject of public prayer, perhaps the commissioners should ask the one to whom they’re praying. His opinion on the subject seems abundantly clear.

— Stephanie Hamrick

Concord



Keep on praying

I have always been taught that the First Amendment was about the freedom of speech and religon and that is what this country was founded on. The ACLU should keep its nose out of our freedoms and be done away with. I am a veteran of 34 years service and fought for these freedoms.

If a person feels unwelcome, say your own prayer or stay at home. So commissioners, keep saying your prayers. This American is appalled by the ACLU.

— Gary Barringer

Rockwell

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.