We happened to notice the approach of an interesting anniversary: It was on Jan. 23, 1996, that the Rev. Joe Wright, senior pastor of Wichita’s Central Christian Church, delivered the prayer to the Kansas House that has been e-mailed and debated around the world. With lines such as “we have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle,” “we have rewarded laziness and called it welfare,” and “we have killed our unborn and called it choice,” the prayer has become a battle cry for many in the culture wars. It also raised questions about the appropriateness of giving such a prayer in a government forum. Two other local pastors reflect on the prayer in today’s Opinion pages. Ten years later, these issues still generate a lot of heat.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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