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Jersey politician objects to prayers in the States

Post by GD on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 8:16 pm

A Jersey politician objects to the Dean of Jersey saying prayers in the island's parliament.
Prayers are said by a Church of England Dean or the greffier before a second roll-call at the beginning of proceedings.
Deputy Montfort Tadier said there are several members who skip the first roll-call specifically so they don't have to be there for the prayers.
The St Brelade politician said he skips prayers on ideological grounds.
Deputy Tadier said: "I object to having prayers said by a Church of England Dean who I don't think has a legitimate place in the States."
He said that there are a number of members who feel the same way.
"There are several members of the States who on ideological grounds or because of their convictions go in for the second roll-call because they don't want to be in for prayers.
"That could be to do with a variety of reasons. I know the Constable of St Helier does that and there are a couple of other Deputies who do that." (from BBC)

So what do you think?


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Post by Spirit on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 10:17 pm

Seems a bit petty to me


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Post by Shaun The Sheep on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 12:03 am

Bloody religeion messes evrything up
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Post by Thistle on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 7:02 am

so petty ...dummys and prams come to mind xxxx
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Post by Spirit on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 7:24 am

Shaun The Sheep wrote:Bloody religeion messes evrything up

So does alcohol


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Post by kat on Tue 19 Oct 2010, 10:16 am

The Lords Prayer is said in our states meetings .it it spoken in French.
I dont have a problem with this it is tradition.
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