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Justices allow public prayers at
New York town´s council meetings

CNN, by Bill Mears

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/5/2014 1:03:22 PM

The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at a New York
town´s board meetings, citing the country´s history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature. The 5-4 ruling came in yet another contentious case over the intersection of faith and the civic arena. It was confined to the specific circumstances and offered few bright-line rules on how other communities should offer civic prayers without violating the Constitution. Two local women sued officials in Greece, New York, objecting to invocations at monthly public sessions on government property. The invocations, according to the plaintiffs, have been overwhelmingly Christian in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: columba, 5/5/2014 1:30:31 PM     (No. 9837273)

A recent study indicates that Atheists spring families where there was no father in the home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/5/2014 1:33:40 PM     (No. 9837279)

Justices allow? I think not, we are endowed by our Creator with the Right. Justices just confirmed it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southron, 5/5/2014 1:44:30 PM     (No. 9837299)

Not surprisingly Obama´s two lesbian appointees voted against public prayer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickeymat, 5/5/2014 2:02:11 PM     (No. 9837327)

I have a question. I can´t for the life of me figure out how these people who sue to have manger scenes removed from the public square or prayers at public meetings eliminated have standing to sue. All these cases where people are truly hurt like the health care law-the problem is standing and that´s why they are not permitted to sue. It makes no sense.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 5/5/2014 2:36:15 PM     (No. 9837375)

Who cares what guys in black dresses have to say anyway. They have no Constitutional authority to rule on religion in any way shape or form.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clw54, 5/5/2014 3:17:54 PM     (No. 9837415)

Justices allow CNN to write stupid headlines.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lavalette, 5/5/2014 3:30:45 PM     (No. 9837431)

The most telling part of this decision was their recognizing the impossibility of having a "non-sectarian prayer." To say "well then we won´t allow any prayer" would amount to establishing secularism as an official quasi-religion, something the SC said it did not want in its original anti-school prayer decisions. A government can no more be neutral with respect to religion than a building can be neutral with respect to its foundations.

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