The opening prayers delivered in the Florida House have become what critics call the “J.C. moment,” said Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek, who Friday told Speaker Will Weatherford that many Jewish members are offended by frequent references to Jesus Christ.
“I can’t tell someone how to pray,” Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, told Waldman before the start of Friday’s session.
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