Oklahoma GOP House Members Make Gay Pastor’s Prayer Off the Record

scottsbiopic“In an unusual move in the [Oklahoma] state House of Representatives a group of Republicans tried to exclude a gay pastor’s prayer from becoming a part of the House record. The Rev. Scott Jones [pictured] offered the daily prayer yesterday after introducing several people including a man he called his “loving partner and fiance, Michael.” When Democratic Rep. Al McAffrey asked to make the prayer part of the House record Republican Rep. John Wright objected and called for a vote. The House then voted 64-20 to include the prayer in the official record. Wright said later he didn’t agree with comments made by Jones and says his actions were motivated by “the faith.” McAffrey says he [sic] sure the negative votes were due to Jones and most of his congregation being gay.” [AP]