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Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
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July 15, 2017
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
"Pray for rain." I've heard that statement often in recent weeks. A hashtag, #prayforrain, has even been circulating. Growing up in and around...
July 15, 2017 - 9:09am
May 8, 2015
National Day of Prayer
May 8, 2015 - 1:55pm
May 2, 2015
Country to unite in conversation with God
My cell phone vibrated, and I looked at the caller id to see who was calling. I recognized the friend's name, so I answered the call. A frantic and trembling voice broke the silence as he said, "Can you pray with me right now?" A desperate cry for help seems to be the only means by...
May 2, 2015 - 9:21am
August 7, 2014
Man wants 'prayer rock' moved to Crazy Horse
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is pushing to move a 3-ton boulder known as a "prayer rock" from a local museum to the Crazy Horse Memorial in western South Dakota. The rock gets overlooked at the Pettigrew Museum and would be better placed at the memorial being built...
August 7, 2014 - 9:05pm
May 13, 2014
THOMAS: God save the court
Justices rule 5-4 on public prayer.
May 13, 2014 - 6:27am
May 6, 2014
Rapid City officials consider prayer dispute over
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker (KWAY'-kur) says a U.S. Supreme Court decision on prayer should end the dispute over the City Council's practice of beginning meetings with an invocation. Justices say prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution...
May 6, 2014 - 8:10am
May 5, 2014
SD AG welcomes court ruling favorable to prayer at council meetings
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that says prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. Jackley last year joined 23 states in a "friend...
May 5, 2014 - 5:19pm
April 16, 2013
Rapid City Council to continue opening meetings with prayer
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Rapid City Council has decided to consider the services of several organizations that have offered to help the city if it is sued over the council's practice of having a local minister lead a prayer to start meetings. The nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation...
April 16, 2013 - 1:16pm
February 5, 2013
Rapid City Council to pursue policy on prayer
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Rapid City Council has voted to draft a policy regarding prayer after a nonprofit group asked the council to end its practice of beginning meetings with an invocation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation advocates the separation of church and state and says...
February 5, 2013 - 7:59am
January 29, 2013
Group challenges prayer before Rapid City council meetings
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation has asked the Rapid City Council to stop having a local minister lead a prayer to start council meetings, a request that has not been well-received by city leaders. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit, which advocates for the separation...
January 29, 2013 - 3:49pm
February 6, 2012
THOMAS: Obama's Bible quote sounds like Karl Marx
For 60 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a nonpolitical event where speakers put aside their earthly biases and focus on a Higher...
February 6, 2012 - 10:18pm
December 22, 2011
GIAGO: Christmas Eve prayer changes family's future
This column was written in December 1984. It won the H.L. Mencken Award from the Baltimore Sun and the Best Local Column Award from the South...
December 22, 2011 - 9:01am