Supreme Court favors prayer

Supreme courtWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.

The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.

The ruling was a victory for the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester.

In 1983, the court upheld an opening prayer in the Nebraska legislature and said that prayer is part of the nation’s fabric, not a violation of the First Amendment. Monday’s ruling was consistent with the earlier one.


  • A_citizen_patriot

    Good for them.

    • Rocket Science

      Will you say good for them if they lead it in Muslim Prayer and Praise Allah? That is what you are opening the door for. I dont want any religion pushed upon me. Most want to press religion but only theirs.

      • A_citizen_patriot

        I am not Muslim, and if there was a Muslim prayer being said I would leave. But it would be within their right to do so.

        • Rocket Science

          I understand. I feel most do not understand that part though.

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  • 21st century

    Why do we always have to push religion onto others? Can’t one just simply have a meeting?