prayer http://wlrn.org en Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer http://wlrn.org/post/dade-commissions-polarizing-call-prayer <p>The Miami-Dade County Commission’s <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings">8-3 decision to reinstate spoken prayer</a> before its official meetings is sparking passionate responses on both sides of the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>A sponsor of the bill to bring back spoken prayer, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, called it a matter of "freedom of speech," while Commissioner Sally Heyman, part of the trio opposed to the measure, said it was "unfair to members of the community to be subjected to a religious point of view."&nbsp; Since 2004, the commission has opened its meetings with a moment of silence during which commissioners and the public could do as they pleased.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5890 at http://wlrn.org Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer