Bradlee Dean delivers "prayer" on Minnesota House Floor

Controversial “Prayer” Not On The Record

A legislative event reported by nearly every newspaper, radio and TV station in the state will not be reported in the official record of the Minnesota House. Rev. Bradlee Dean’s “prayer” on Friday that inferred President Obama was not a Christian is not included in the Minnesota House Journal as approved by the House this morning.

Bradlee Dean delivers "prayer" on Minnesota House Floor

Obama Not Christian Implies MN House Prayer-Speaker Denounces “Prayer”

“I know this is a non-denominational prayer in this Chamber and it’s not about the Baptists and it’s not about the Catholics alone or the Lutherans or the Wesleyans. Or the Presbyterians the evangelicals or any other denomination but rather the head of the denomination and his name is Jesus. As every President up until 2008 has acknowledged. And we pray it. In Jesus’ name.” —Rev. Bradlee Dean during Minnesota House opening prayer

Senator John Harrington talks about slavery and gay marriage

Slavery And Gay Marriage

Senator John Harrington says a proposed anti-gay marriage amendment to Minnesota’s constitution appears to be based on religious reasoning from the book of Leviticus, which makes mentions of homosexuals. Senator Harrington says basing legislation on Leviticus worrys him since that book of the bible also says slavery is OK. Senator Harrington happens to be black.

Gay Marriage Issue is Attack on a Minority

Minnesota State Senator Ron Latz (DFL) urged his fellow legislators last week to “be afraid of the tyranny of the majority” not because the majority doesn’t rule, but because the constitution is there to protect the rights of the minority, even if we disagree with them.