Dr. Mohler provides his thoughts on Obama’s administration taking on the role of “prayer authorities” and vetting a prayer prior to it being “read” (prayed) in a public setting when the POTUS is on site. A pastor in Florida knew that the POTUS’ aides were going to review it so he “self-censored” his prayer and justified it by stating, “For some strange reason, the word Jesus is like pouring gasoline on fire for some people in this country . . . . You learn how to work around that.” Mohler writes, You learn how to work around that? How can any Christian pastor justify “working around” the name of Jesus out of fear of offending anyone? If the Christian cannot pray in the name of Jesus, let someone else deliver the prayer.
Well, when anyone begins to take on the process of censoring, critiquing, editing a prayer, they then begin to offer their theology. The executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, offered a most interesting response to the revelation that the Obama White House is vetting prayers. Read the entire article here.