Monday, May 20, 2013

SCOTUS to rule on government prayer #secularism

Court to rule on government prayer : SCOTUSblog

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Towns can have churches; churches can't have towns.
Returning for the first time in three decades to the constitutionality of saying prayers at the opening of a government meeting, the Supreme Court on Monday took on a case involving Town Board sessions in the upstate New York community named Greece, a city of about 100,000 people. For years, it followed the practice of having local clergy — mostly leaders of Christian congregations — recite prayers to start Town Board public meetings. 
 ... [W]ill be heard and decided in the Term starting next October.
Because, apparently, news of the Bill of Rights still hasn't reached Greece, NY, or a thousand other towns across the U.S. where the Enlightenment is still eagerly awaited.

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