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Questions about politics and prayer in Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Questions are being raised about separating church and state government following a prayer given before the Iowa Legislature that sought God's forgiveness for abortion and asked lawmakers to "have courage to rescue those being led away to death." 

The prayer was given this week by the pastor at Fort Des Moines Church of Christ.  Some legislators want their leaders to emphasize to the prayer givers that their entreaties should be nondenominational and nonpartisan.  Others legislators prefer that moments of silence be observed instead.  Others in and out of the Capitol ask why there must be any such ritual moment.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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