October 14, 2011
County claims Lord’s Prayer is ‘generic and universal prayer’
Currently, Delaware’s Sussex County is being sued for opening not with a non-specific invocation but with the Lord’s Prayer. Incredulously, the county has responded in a court filing by claiming that the Lord’s Prayer—“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name ...”—is not an exclusively Christian prayer. Via Delaware Online:
The Lord’s Prayer appears in the Gospels and has been uttered throughout Christian history. I’ve never heard of Jews or Muslims or Hindus or any other religious folks saying it.
Much more about the lawsuit from Delaware Online here.