ACLU challenges Jacksonville council prayers

And now the minority will rule to take the right to say a prayer at the beginning of our city council meetings. The far left leaning ACLU strikes again to take away a practice that has been part of every city council meeting for as long as anyone can remember. We should all be outraged about this. I don't think there is a single person on the city council who objects, so pray tell who is it that complained? I think we all have a right to know the answer to that question. You can find the Mayor and city council's Email addresses on or go to the City Council and Duval County Initiative group and you will find all the contact information at the top of the opening page.

Also, here is the web address for the ACLU Jacksonville:, and if you scroll down all the way to the bottom of their home page, on the left in very small print, you will find a link that says "contact us". As you scroll down, you will see many things this far left organization supports here in Jacksonville.

ACLU challenges Jacksonville council prayers

Last Update: 6/23 8:08 pm

Letter sent from ACLU to Jacksonville Leader (57.7KB)
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Letter sent by ACLU to Jacksonville leaders (Courtesy: Florida ACLU)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Jacksonville officials Wednesday, calling the City Council's prayers "unlawful," and "divisive," demanding the city stop using them.

The ACLU says it has received several complaints about the prayers at City Council meetings.

In its letter the group mentions a possible legal challenge to the measure and asks to be told within 30-days if a change is made to the practice.

The letter, addressed to Mayor John Peyton and City Councilman Richard Clark, specifically questions Councilman Don Redman's use of "in Jesus' name I pray" at the end of council prayers. It says that violates the first amendment's establishment clause.

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