Supreme Court To Take Up Issue of Prayer Before Government Meetings

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:01 pm by Steve

This week, the Supreme Court will take up deliberation of prayer before government meetings.
As our nation inexorably sides down the path toward the cesspool of anti-Christian, anti-God, I fully expect the court to rule against this, further thumbing our noses at God.
Pray, Christians, that the court continues to allow prayer before government meetings to continue.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will begin deciding the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, a New York lawsuit that could resonate at all levels of government, from local city councils to state legislatures and even Congress.

In Greece v. Galloway, a lower court ruled that opening a town council meeting with a prayer violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The court ruled that the prayers violated the separation of church and state, and the content of the prayers could give the impression that the government endorses Christianity.

Others disagree.

“The reason legislative prayer is constitutional is because it’s been done since the (nation’s) founding, including by the Congress that promulgated the First Amendment,” former Solicitor General Paul Clement told the Herald.

Lawmakers in Arizona take turns leading the prayer, according to azcentral.com, and bring in different religious leaders, including Jewish, Native American and Muslim leaders.

“It’s part of our history and decorum,” said Donna Kafer, who has served as Arizona’s volunteer legislative chaplain for 15 years and said she believes the daily prayer has a calming effect on lawmakers. “It sets the tone for what they’re there to do.”

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