Thursday, February 7, 2008

Boyda brings local pastor to DC for prayer

A Riverton pastor had the honor of delivering the morning prayer today at the U.S. House of Representatives, thanks to Congresswoman Nancy Boyda.

The story appeared in today's Joplin Globe.

Davis said state Rep. Doug Gatewood, of Columbus, is a member of his church, and when U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda has been in the area, she has joined Gatewood to worship at the church. He said that during one visit, Boyda asked him if he would like to lead the prayer in Congress, and he agreed. Boyda set the plans in motion, making contact with Coughlin about the idea.


Davis takes a thoughtful tone in his approved prayer:

“Your scriptures tell us, ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.’ May these, your people, sharpen one another today as their ideologies clash together, as one philosophy grates against another philosophy different than their own. Help them to see this diversity, not as tearing, for these are not people of sheer fabric. For they have been forged stronger by the rigors of politics and public scrutiny. But help them see this clashing and grating as an opportunity to sharpen thought, to cut through rhetoric and to pierce conscience for the benefit of humanity.”


Anonymous said...

Could Boyda bloc explain why the independent Congresswoman Boyda gets 81.5% of her campaign contributions from Labor and single issue organizations and only 18.5% from Business?

Anonymous said...

What in the world are you complaining about? That business people don't give money to Boyda? Is that really all that you've got to complain about? That the right people aren't giving her money? Do you understand how absolutely retarded you sound? I guess that you republicans prefer your politicians to be puppets of business, right? Like that empty suit Jim Ryun? The guy who gets 92% of his campaign money from business?

Anonymous said...

i'd much rather my member of congress get her money from labor interests instead of business interests...labor does, and will always be closer to my heart than business and the chamber of commerce

Anonymous said...

Are these the same unions whose high paid leaders decide whom the union will support? Seems to me since the members are paying the dues and it's their money that they are giving to candidates ...... members should be determining whom the union supports.

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice this blog died about the time we heard Boyda staff bolted?

Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

oh you republican idiot..blake left in the middle of january...just because you think SRK is the gospel doesn't make it so.

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