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New Va. Governor Reinstates Police Chaplains Prayers

New Va. Governor Reinstates Police Chaplains Prayers

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Associated Press

April 29, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police chaplains can invoke Jesus during prayers again.

State Police Superintendent Stephen Flaherty reinstated a policy allowing chaplains to use the name Jesus on Wednesday. Flaherty rescinded that policy after a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling two years ago. The court said prayers delivered on behalf of governments can’t favor one religion over another.

Religious groups had asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to reinstate the policy and the governor says chaplains should be allowed to pray according to their consciences.


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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    50322 Comments

    Kudos to the Superintendent and Governor.

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    dolphinblue

    about 4 years ago

    42974 Comments

    Great decision

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Very good decision.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Praise God for that. Romans 13:1-7 grants us our authority as peace officers and also subjects us to the government authority except when ordered to go against God's word (Bible). I would have prayed in Jesus name one way or another (several names for Jesus -- Jeshua, for example) regardless.
    Nice to have some good news for a change.
    Detective M.C. Williams
    Chaplain, www.TheCenturionLawEnforcementMinistry.org

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42172 Comments

    Wow. As if praying in the name of Jesus has ever been a threat to the United States!!! Great decision. By the way, this needs to catch on!!!

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    Nancym

    about 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    finally someone that sticks up for Jesus....Religion in over all...

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    ilegworldchamp

    about 4 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Nice to see some as-semblance of the real America making a comeback ! "Praise the Lord"!

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    rhood

    about 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great decision by the Governor and the Superintendent.

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    chiefkcr

    about 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    GOD Bless him ! Thank GOD this politicain has what it takes to do the right thing. Thank you Mr. Govenor.

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    theshieldman2000

    about 4 years ago

    578 Comments

    Finally......... a politicain that has common sense!!!

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    Collegecop_WA

    about 4 years ago

    2380 Comments

    I agree, this was a very good call by Superintendent Flaherty.

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    about 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Cool.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Great job by the Governor.

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    kaalima

    about 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    This is an awesome move on the part of the govenor. This shows his commitment to his faith and the courage to stand strong on it !!

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    erikshirley

    about 4 years ago

    260 Comments

    Well it is about time, that somebody stood up and said we can pray.

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