Greece, New York Can Pray

fmuhlenbergThe Supreme Court ruled that Greece, New York’s practice of opening its monthly town board meetings with prayers does not violate the First Amendment, even though those prayers are usually Christian in nature.  “Once it invites prayer into the public sphere,” wrote Justice Kennedy, “government must permit a prayer giver to address his or her own God or gods as conscience dictates, unfet­tered by what an administrator or judge considers to be nonsectarian.”

Court opinions in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, May 5, 2014.

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Posted on May 5, 2014, in American Culture, Political Life & Political Questions, Religious Liberty. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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