Here is an old episode of The Pink Panther cartoon titled “Pink Pajamas.” It’s about a drunk who shows up at home and finds a pink panther in his bed. At about the four and a half minute mark, he decides that he’s sick and tired of being sick and tired:
I thought this suit was interesting, because the facts in the facts of the case parallels the ritual used in a certain whackadoodle addiction recovery support group:
Suit: Lord’s Prayer at Start of Council Meetings Treats Non-Christians as ‘Second-Class Citizens’
“By persistently sponsoring this Christian prayer, the County Council has publicly aligned itself with a single faith. In so doing, the Council sends the message to non-Christians that the Council does not represent non-Christians’ concerns,” the suit (PDF) maintains. The prayer also sends a message that non-Christians are “second-class citizens,” the complaint asserts.
I particularly liked this quote from councilman Vance Phillips:
“It’s disappointing that outside influences are trying to undermine the positive traditions that this county holds dear.”
Sound familiar? I wonder if the council will use the “it’s spiritual, not religious” argument.
We’ll keep you posted.