Gov.-Elect and Family Saluted at Morning Service

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Gov.-elect Rick Scott says Jesus Christ has been there for him throughout his life.

Prayers from multiple faiths were offered during a breakfast
shortly before Scott's formal swearing-in Tuesday, Jan. 4. A crowd of
roughly 1,500 attended the ceremony at Florida A&M University.

The incoming governor made a point of praising the Constitution
which allows religious freedom and gives Americans a choice in what
to believe.

Scott said there is no better way than to begin his governorship
with the prayers of the people he'll serve.

A conservative Republican from Naples who came from nowhere to
win the governor's race, Scott said he appreciated the prayers that
sustained him during and up-and-down campaign.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    I think this is the time to put our opinions and beliefs aside and at least give the man a chance. I really don't think that is asking too much. He won this race and he is now our Governor. I hope he does well for Florida and that we come out better off because of what he brings to the table.
  • by Bill Location: Tally on Jan 4, 2011 at 08:51 AM
    Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM...you are a pathetic piece of trash. Throwing around such hate about someone you have never met. Politics is one thing, but when you compare someone to a Nazi you are crossing the line. You hide behind a blog site and don't even post your name...COWARD!!! I pray for your friends, family, and children. More over, I pray more that you don't have any friends, family, and children to spread such hate. You are a vile human being.
  • by Believer Location: Tallahassee on Jan 4, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    I was present at this event and was encouraged by the genuineness of the prayers offered, as well as by the comments of Chuck Colson, who said "Freedom can never be sustained apart from the cultivation of virtue."
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    What a joke. Throwing in the prayer/Jesus card to make him look less like the nazi he is. I'm sure he'll be praying real hard for all the State workers who may lose their jobs at his hands.
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