Heard tonight at the Iberia Parish Council meeting:
"Please recite the Lord's Prayer in unison."
That's just wrong on so many levels! Here are as many reasons for that as I can stomach to tell (both of them):
1) Separation of church and state is apparently a foreign concept in New Iberia. Of course, that parish's flag evidently contains the word "oiliest" on it, so what else should I expect?
2) I don't need my state-sponsored religion spoon-fed with a hint of kindergarten-schoolmarminess. But apparently everyone there does: "Please let out your innermost morals exactly as I say them."
Whatever happened to religion being a personal thing?