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PSC not backing down from prayer

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The president of the PSC said she won't prevent prayer at organization meetings. The president of the PSC said she won't prevent prayer at organization meetings.
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Controversy is surrounding the Alabama Public Service Commission and a prayer that was given at the beginning of a recent meeting. 

As 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 marriage, God."

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 said, amen." 

At a 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. 

The 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."

When asked if there will be a prayer at the beginning of the next PSC meeting, Cavanaugh said yes.

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