Earth Day Prayer “Offensive” Tweets Rep. Franson

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Click photo of Rep. Mary Franson to hear the prayer she called "offensive"

Click photo of Rep. Mary Franson to hear the prayer she called "offensive"

A prayer that mentioned earth day and the second anniversary of the BP oil explosion in the Gulf of Mexico was deemed “offensive” by Representative Mary Franson (R- Alexandria). She tweeted the prayer from the House chaplain Rev. Grady St. Dennis “may as well been dedicated to “Mother Earth.”

Click to watch the video of the prayer in it’s entirety.

“Mindful that today marks the second anniversary of the oil explosion in the Gulf that erupted into one of the worst man-made disasters that our nation had ever faced and this Sunday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, I offer the following prayer. Let us pray. Creating and redeeming God, You spoke and there was light that shaped the world out of nothingness. From the ground of the earth, you formed people, trees, animals, all to be part of earth’s community. The Gulf oil spill revealed our interconnectedness with all of your creation. When the Gulf suffered, so did we suffer. We pray for the ability to take care of your creation above our own needs, recognizing we have struggled to be good stewards. Continue to teach us how to care for your world and to be stewards of your creation. Amen.”

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