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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 06:12 AM

Two Elected Officials in Lake Wales (FL) Walked Out During an Atheist Invocation

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Two Elected Officials in Lake Wales (FL) Walked Out During an Atheist Invocation
By Hemant Mehta, August 5, 2020

Last night, Sarah Ray, the co-founder and director of the Atheist Community of Polk County (in Florida), deliver an invocation in front of the Lake Wales City Commission.

I mentioned earlier that her presence at the meeting was already creating a stir. Two elected officials had already said they would protest her invocation. Al Goldstein said he would leave the room but put his Bible on the dais. Curtis Gibson said he would turn his back on Ray because “I don’t just let anyone pray over me.”

Well, during her invocation, Goldstein and Gibson did leave the room and Ray told me you could see an orange Bible left behind on the dais.

I know it’s hard to make out what’s actually happening in the video — the quality is just awful — but you can definitely see the commissioners walking out as Ray steps up to the podium. They’re in the second box in the top left of the screen.


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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:59 PM

1. They'll be hailed in the local churches as heroes of the Christian faith

and they will gain votes because they did this.

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Fri Aug 7, 2020, 03:49 PM

2. So very Christian of them, showing toleration and all.

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