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Monday, 13 February 2012

"Prayers Are A Must In Jersey Courts"

Jersey humanist says prayers have 'no place' in States

The States of Jersey  
States of Jersey politicians say prayers in French at the start of sittings.

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Prayers have no place in States of Jersey assembly sittings, according to the Humanist Society.
In the UK, the High Court ruled a council acted unlawfully by allowing prayers to be said in their proceedings.

Dr Reginald Le Sueur from the Jersey Humanist Society said religious acts should not feature in parliament.
The Dean of Jersey, the Very Reverend Bob Key, said the religious act was part of the island's heritage.
Dr Le Sueur said: "From our point of view they are unnecessary, we don't need prayers in the States any more than we need to swear on a bible in a court of law."

Mr Key said traditions and customs seemed to overrule everything else in Jersey.
He said: "Jersey's parliament has had prayers before its meetings and Jersey's parishes have had prayers before its meetings since time immemorial."

We Need To Pray In Jersey Courts

Pray that one day we get honourable judges in the Magistrates court who operate under their Oath of Office, and who do not practice Law from the Bench....


  1. What exactly would they hope to pray for, anyway? If they believe in a higher power, would they really want to access divine help to tell the truth, do the right thing, or to use wisdom? Because those are simply not tolerable virtues in Jersey courtrooms.


  2. Prayers in the states what a waste of time,one would pesusume they pray to be guided by God and do the right thing in the decissions they make, I cant for one minute believe it is God that is telling them to act in the way they are,with total disregard and compassion for their fellow man.

  3. I pray every day that someone will come along and set that fucking place alight..!!

  4. And one of the biggest hypocrites that sits in that States Chamber is the Dean of Jersey!

    Says it all about religion really.

  5. 'The Dean of Jersey, the Very Reverend Bob Key, said the religious act was a way of justifying one's existence and one's extortionate funding'

    The Beano is not the rag

  6. The day you deny God, is the day you deny that he created you and gave you inalienable rights such as the right to life and the right to liberty! Be very careful...

  7. I'm a born again atheist and have been for more years than I care to admit.

    The day I have to say 'magical words' before I go to work to an invisible friend is the day I get carted off to St Saviour.

    The Beano is not the Rag