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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Controversy is surrounding
the Alabama Public Service Commission and a prayer that was given at the
beginning of a recent meeting.
part of his nearly four minute long prayer, Prattville Minister John Jordan
said, "God, we've taken you out of our schools, we've taken you out of our
prayers, we've murdered your children, we've said it's ok to have same-sex
He then went on to say, "We
have sinned. And we ask once again that you'll forgive us of our sins. If there
is anybody here that is in agreement with this, may us in the powerful, most
mighty name, the name that's above all names, and that's Jesus, and everybody
meeting in Huntsville Wednesday, Alabama PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh said she
is good friends with Jordan and invited him to speak at the July 17 meeting.
She said prayers are not screened beforehand and she was not the one who
implemented prayers at the beginning of the meeting, but it's a tradition she's
proud to continue.
Freedom from Religion Foundation has come out swinging, saying that any prayer
is inappropriate for government meetings. Cavanaugh has fired back saying,
"Our country needs more prayer, not less."
asked if there will be a prayer at the beginning of the next PSC meeting,
Cavanaugh said yes.