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Question of the week: Should civic buildings be used for religious events?

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From page A8 | May 05, 2014 |

Last week, the Fairfield City Hall council chambers were used for a National Day of Prayer event.

Should civic buildings be used for religious events? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

What’s the most important part of Fairfield’s train station project?

Nothing: 61 percent

All of it: 16 percent

Improving Peabody Road: 14 percent

Train station: 14 percent

Housing: 0 percent

74 Daily Republic voters

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  • JesusMay 05, 2014 - 2:39 am

    I've been reading up on separation between church and state since I heard they were doing this. it's obvious by the townhall meeting and meeting with city officials who push the Leaven and many other religious organizations. What about the children who's families don't follow organized religion? I think the church needs to stay in the church! They certainly don't like gays requesting to be married in church. Always a double standard with the bible thumpers!

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  • DanielMay 05, 2014 - 5:32 am

    Obama turns the White House over to the Muslims for Ramadan each year, does the fish rot at the head first?

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  • mike kirchubelMay 05, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Yeah, and dont forget the Christian Christmas tree and the Pagan Easter egg hunt and the Jewish Hanukkha candles and Kwanza. I even heard that he met the Dali Lama at the White House. This guy is all over the religous and secterian map. .

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  • CD BrooksMay 05, 2014 - 7:34 am

    The Constitution is all over the place on these issues. Bottom line is that it’s okay to peaceably assemble. The lines regarding separation of church and state are somewhat blurry so I suppose it's the old "interpretation theory?" Funny thing while researching this freedom of assembly I came upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I highly recommend you read the articles contained therein and wonder how in the world a particular segment of our government can go about the business of ignoring those rights and attempting to strip American citizens of them.

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  • mike kirchubelMay 05, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Government meeting halls should be available to any well-mannered group that can afford to rent them.

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  • LarbudMay 05, 2014 - 9:29 am

    Wow, I actually agree with you for once!

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  • rlw895May 06, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    Right, as long as the facility is available to all such groups on an equal basis. Sometimes facilities are not available to anyone. So the question as worded can't be answered yes or no. Common problem with these surveys.

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