Andrew Bennett, Tweed Heads.
Tweed Shire Council is now asking attendees at the council meetings to remain seated and not stand for the draconian ritual of praying to their god for moral guidance. We understand that some of the councillors do not quite grasp the significance of the Australian Constitution and the complete separation of religion and state, not to mention the council bias and non-inclusive approach to select only one religion and its exclusive god.
The god and religion this council have selected to worship is the very same religious sect (christianity) which has produced the very worst kinds of criminals – being pedophile archbishops, priests, ministers and clergymen who, still to this day, commit repulsive criminal acts of child rape and sodomy all under the protection of this sect and the capricious god they pray to for moral guidance (if you have children, just ponder that thought for a moment).
Due to the extremely serious nature of the proven illegal activities of these christian ‘men of cloth’ (Australia and worldwide), we request that the Tweed Shire General Manager fully scrutinize, investigate and make public the credentials and character of all christian clergymen who are invited to pray at all council meetings until such time as the christian prayer is removed completely. This would be in line with over 75 per cent of councils Australia wide.
It would only take one councillor with leadership qualities to raise a motion in council to have this draconian ritual removed completely and forever.