Mall bans private prayer...

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Before powerwalking, some Christian women made a little circle and began praying for God's blessing on their time together. But a mall policeman cut their prayer short, telling them prayer was prohibited on mall premises. The women appealed to the mall manager who came and assured them the mall policeman was right: prayer was not allowed inside the mall.

This led one of the women to ask it the prohibition of prayer extended to asking Gods' blessing over the food in their food court? The manager said such prayers...

would also violate mall policy.

First, God bless our sisters in Christ for telling their story. I have no doubt the publicity will cause the mall policeman and his manager to back down, for now.

Second, this is another case where we see how utterly impotent R2K men and their intellectuals are in the face of the religious secularist zealots of our day. As they tell it, these women got what they deserved. Our sisters in Christ should have known better than to try to be public Christians. No one's stopping us from having God in our private lives. What more can we want?

Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously. (Daniel 6:10)

Private religion is formalist. Private religion is saltless. Private religion is not heart religion. Private religion is dead.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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