My city has been in the news lately because some national group has target the City for opening up city council meetings with Christian faith prayers. That caught the eye of the national group In Jesus Name We Pray(no apostrophe on Jesus-bugs the heck out of me) who staged a rally at the city council meeting tonight. So of course the group against prayer organized an opposing rally at the same time at the same location. And from the shots you'll see that it is a dappled light nightmare. The Pro-prayers severely outnumbered the antis because this is a Christian majority town, but that didn't stop them from putting up a fight. And oh boy was it entertaining. 1: Just a pro-prayer lady with a flag. I couldn't pass up that setting sun back lighting the flag. 2: This is our center package shot for the paper. This was a great exchange. The guy on the left(who called himself "Frank Earnest"-An obviously fake name) was calling the pro-prayer people hypocrites for not praying in private like Jesus said to. He also said they were "whoring out" Jesus. Not sure what that meant. But he started arguing with one lady who started yelling at him in tongues. Then this guy in white on the right came over and starting yelling at him in tongues too. The anti-prayer guy's reactions were hilarious. I'm certain that "Frank Earnest" was just there to instigate fights because he was quick to leave after the uproar, but he was the highlight of the rally. 3: The anti-prayer guy was then mobbed by a bunch of angry Pros and they started praying at him(yeah, at him like it's a weapon). That's what that hand is jutting in from outside the frame. 4: A crowd shot of the pros. 5: Straight forward sign shot. 6: This was to show the police presence. I would have liked more dof, but I was using a 200mm tele to compact the distance from the cop to the crowd and in the open shade the shutter speed was getting pretty low and I had nothing to use as support. 7: This is the building where the council meetings take place and that is a lady with her hand on the building praying for the leaders of our city. 8: I don't really like the way this shot is composed(it's unflattering for the women in it) and the light is a bit harsh, but I do like that it's a picket line of Antis being yelled at by a Pro holding a bible up to them. 9: The main instigator of the Pro side. 10: This is a Pro-prayer guy who got tired of being in the big crowd because he couldn't understand anything being said. So he hopped in line with the picketing Antis. 11: This shot doesn't really do anything. You can't read his whole sign which is the important part of a picket line, but I just like it for some reason. That's all. You'll notice I have more of the Pros than the antis. That's because they were doing more. I have more shots of the antis for the paper but here I don't have to be fair and balanced. Hope you guys enjoy.