The Alabama Public Service Commission last week opened a public meeting with an overtly Christian prayer that mentioned abortion and same-sex marriage.

In a regulatory meeting on Alabama Power rates, PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh introduced John Delwin Jordan of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and encouraged the public to sign up for his newsletters. She said his weekly emails would "challenge you to walk closer with our Creator."

During his opening prayer, Jordan made explicit references to Jehovah and Jesus. He said the country had "sinned against you and you alone."

"I pray, Lord, once again, as we take the pledge in a few moments, that we will render to when it comes to one nations, under God," Jordan concluded his prayer, "may we put you first and seek you first in our lives and all these other so important what we call things will be added unto.

"God, we've taken you out of our schools, we've taken you out of our prayers, we've murdered your children, we've said it's OK to have same-sex marriage, God. We have sinned. And we ask once again that you'll forgive us of our sins."

The prayer was reported Wednesday by Right Wing Watch.

Jordan is also the leader of the Prattville Tea Party.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

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