pledge of allegiance to flag and a moment of prayer in hoa meeting

My HOA when conducting board of directors meetings starts off with a moment of prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the American flag.

We have a member in our association who sometimes attends such meetings, and being a Jehovah Witness he does not pledge allegiance to the flag. Said Jehovah Witness had been a real estate broker when my HOA sold some land to a developer and said Jehovah Witness served on a committee for “the land sale”.  Said person keeps his residence and property in excellent condition and seems to want to be a good neighbor in our community. I hope he is not offended when the rest of us in the meeting room says the pledge of allegiance to our flag.

I would imagine a moment of prayer is no difficulty for a Jehovah Witness, except perhaps when some clergy men opening up a Port Orange City Council meeting say a prayer ending up in saying “… in the name of Jesus.  Amen”.

Atheists and those of the Jewish faith might very well be offended by such a prayer  uttered in the Port Orange City Council and one person has gone to the citizens’ microphone to put on record his disapproval of such a prayer, which ends “in the name of Jesus”.  Perhaps by now, clergymen giving an invocation have been advised not to include “Jesus” in their public prayer.

I am an agnostic, so I think I am in the position of “Whatever…!”

When I hear a prayer at the Port Orange City Council meeting start off with “Almighty God, please grant these good men of our city council the wisdom to make good decisions….” , I think of “accountability”. But that’s me.  Someone, an admirer of St.Francis of Assisi once told me not to take religion too seriously.  I might think that is good advice to give to a religious person, but very bad advice to give to an agnostic.  But, are we all certain of our uncertainty.

hank springer – posted 1227pm 7 19 17

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One thought on “pledge of allegiance to flag and a moment of prayer in hoa meeting

  1. A JOKE AND LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, it should be liberty and justice for some as long as they agree with our warped way of thinking , if you do not agree we will lien your house and try to kick you out.

    Donald Trump has been trying that type of behavior, how is that working out for him, the same way it is working out for the board

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