Saturday, August 10, 2013

Obama administration backs prayer at local government meetings

Obama administration backs prayer at local government meetings

Members of the Greece, N.Y., town council pray before a recent meeting.
The prayers are the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court fight.
  (Heather Ainsworth / Bloomberg / July 22, 2013)

In a potentially far-reaching case on separation of church and state, the Obama administration and Republican lawmakers tell the Supreme Court they support easing limits on prayers at meetings.

By David G. Savage

August 8, 2013,

WASHINGTON The Obama administration and congressional Republicans have found something to agree on: Town councils should be allowed to open their meetings with a Christian prayer.

Lawyers for the administration and two groups of lawmakers from the House and Senate, nearly all Republicans, separately made that argument in briefs to the Supreme Court this week. The high court should relax the constitutional limits on religious invocations at government meetings, they argued. ...

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1 comment:

  1. I'm personally very concerned about this. I have to wonder if the president truly feels this way, or if he's caving to pressure...


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