GOP scrubs mention of prayer

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  • Updated: May 21, 2011 - 6:43 PM

Pastor who gave Friday's controversial invocation disappears from the record.

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asdfasdfMay. 21, 11 6:52 PM

It's a good start... now if we could get them to scrub everything they've said and done this entire session that would be great.

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typingwordsMay. 21, 11 6:57 PM

"Let the record show it never happened." So we can expect to hear some politician say this in the future if it's not in the record. God, I hate politicians.

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diogenesnyMay. 21, 11 7:25 PM

More GOP revisionist history - they're getting to be old hands at this.

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membermMay. 21, 11 7:38 PM

Mr. Dean has a history of over-reacting and since he purports to be a minister he is subject to criticism. But that should not deny him his right to free speech. On the other hand, These legislators, representing the government, should be very careful that they are not infringing on Mr. Dean's right to say what he will. We need to be careful to uphold his constitutional right to free speech. You can debate the content of his speech but when you start to suppress and ban speech you are no longer acting in accord with the constitution. These stressed- out legislators have over-reacted.

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oglethorpieMay. 21, 11 7:53 PM

Big deal. The "controversial" invocation included a reference to Obama not being a Christian. Oh Horrors!! Most of the democrats in that chamber aren't Christians, so what?

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raygunrevoltMay. 21, 11 7:55 PM

I guarantee if this was a DFL/muslim speaker... the Strib would have closed the comments sections.

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suzukisvMay. 21, 11 7:57 PM

No one is infringing on his freedom of speech. His job nor his life or anything else is being jeopardized. He was invited and just a like person you might invite to a party that ends up getting drunk and maybe talking or acting terrible, it's totally in your rights to have him leave. He can stand a spew bile on a street corner all he likes but also, no one is obligated to listen either.

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jarlmnMay. 21, 11 8:19 PM

What really needs to be scrubbed is this whole business of having various holy joes mutter their incantations, however "ecumenical," at the start of legislative sessions. What *is* this, the superstitious Dark Ages? Other nations laugh at our petty piety and shallow religiosity. Separation of Church and State!

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scottyhomerMay. 21, 11 8:24 PM

It looks like the Republicans want to alter history, and pretend that what they presented to the House in the form of a speaker never really happened. I guess they are embarrassed by their own actions. But to change the record to cover up something they don't want to admit to is wrong. If the Democrats had done this the screams from the fringe right would be loud, to say the least.

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merkinMay. 21, 11 8:26 PM

Typical Republican damage control spin; "that didn't really happen" and "you're just taking it out of context."

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