“Exclusive” prayer groups such as Drollinger’s should NOT be allowed within public buildings no matter who is funding them. That's what churches are for.
California Chaplain Sparks Religious Spat In Legislature
California lawmakers may really be pressed with tough issues facing their constituencies, ranging from educational to environmental concerns. But some of them find themselves distracted by a religious brouhaha that has erupted in the Capitol in Sacramento.
This week, quasi-official Chaplain Ralph Drollinger ignited a religious tit-for-tat, when he touted his Bible study and disparaged a more religiously inclusive group of lawmakers as “disgusting to our Lord.”
Drollinger, a controversial fundamentalist Christian preacher (and former UCLA basketball player), has conducted weekly Bible studies for California legislators for more than a decade, the Sacramento Bee reports. His work is supported financially by a private entity called Capital Ministries, but his weekly Capitol sessions are attended by about a half-dozen lawmakers and are sponsored by Assembly Republican leader Mike Villines. (Villines declined to comment, the newspaper said.)