On Saturday, the Washington State House of Representatives convened for floor debates. Representative Joel McEntire from the 19th legislative district posted on Facebook that the Republicans, who always open in prayer, had been told that they may not use the name of Jesus when they pray.
According to insider reports, there is a small handful of radical left Democrats in the House who are terrorizing Speaker of the House, Laurie Jinkins and Representative Pat Sullivan with complaints about prayers that mention the name of Jesus.
Washington Pastors and Christians must stand up against this. This is a direct attack on our 1st Amendment rights. The Speaker and House leaders have an obligation to stand up for the rights of all Washington citizens and we must hold them accountable to do so.
What can you do?
If you are a Washington pastor, please email Speaker Jinkins and Rep Sullivan with an offer to provide prayer to the House. If you have a home church and pastor, please forward this information to your lead pastor and ask him to take action on this. Please let us know if you get a response (or ignored) from your emails. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the church, we must not be silent on this issue. Our silence is acceptance. Not knowing about this is one thing, but once you know, you must take action. This is our duty as Christ followers.
If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;2 Timothy 2:12
Dear Speaker Jinkins and Rep Sullivan,
It has come to my attention that you have told the Republicans in the House that they may no longer mention the name of Jesus when they pray on the House floor. Section 5 of the Washington State Constitution gives everyone the right to freedom of speech. Section 11 of our state constitution grants the freedom of “religious sentiment, belief and worship” to all persons.
Your request to our Republican representatives is in violation of our state constitution. This is intolerance and extremism from the radical left Democrats in your party and does not represent the majority of people in Washington – whether they are professing Christians or not.
You have a responsibility to stand up to these intolerant representatives. You have a responsibility to allow every state representative their constitutional rights. I would like a response from both of you as to how you will resolve this issue.
God bless and protect you,
Founder, Conservative Ladies of Washington