About two dozen pit bull supporters braved below-freezing temperatures Monday evening to take part in a prayer vigil outside Newark's city building.
~WBNS 10TV; February 10, 2015
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There have been four fatal pit bull attacks since Christmas day. But anyone who thinks the prayer vigil outside the Newark city hall on February 9th was a remembrance of the four victims would be wrong.
The observance was held by pit bull advocates as part of their continuing effort to pressure city council to overturn restrictions on their breed of obsession.
Those who observe the collective behavior of pit bull advocates will not be surprised by the crossover of religion and pit bull advocacy.
Theologians consider prayer an attempt to communicate with the sublime, which often includes an expression of gratitude to God or to an object of worship. Praying for anything as banal as the overthrow of Breed Specific Legislation makes the prayer trivial, ridiculous, or even profane.
It turns prayer into nothing more than a kind of voodoo.
The "prayer vigil" outside Newark city hall on February 9, 2015 offers convincing proof that extreme advocacy of fighting breeds is for some advocates a kind of religion.
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Dog cult prays for pit bull that mauled child
by Christian Diarist; March 23, 2014
SRUV uses the definition of "pit bull" as found in the Omaha Municipal Code Section 6-163. As pit bulls are increasingly crossed with exotic mastiffs, Catahoula Leopard Dogs and other breeds, the vernacular definition of "pit bull" must be made even more inclusive.
Sources cited by news media sometimes refer to "Animal Advocates" or sometimes "Experts." In many cases these words are used to refer to single-purpose pit bull advocates who have never advocated for any other breeds or species of animals. Media would be more accurate to refer to these pit bull advocates as advocates of fighting breeds.
Similarly, in many cases pit bull advocates refer to themselves as "dog lovers" or "canine advocates" and media often accepts this usage. The majority of these pit bull advocates are single-purpose advocates of fighting breeds.
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