SCOTUS Rules In Favor of Prayer at Public Meetings, Godless Left Outraged
I don’t know that I agree with the logic behind the decision, but I agree with the decision:
Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The court said in 5-4 decision that the content of the prayers is not significant as long as they do not denigrate non-Christians or proselytize.
The ruling by the court’s conservative majority was a victory for the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester. The Obama administration sided with the town.
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.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the prayers are ceremonial and in keeping with the nation’s traditions.
“The inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledge religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers,” Kennedy said.
This is the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
These nine people: should simply: look at that, then look at what Greece was doing and say, “Uh, this isn’t Congress establishing a religion, so it’s not our business and should be allowed unless the state says different.”
But we’ve allowed the left to warp what that amendment means, so anytime God is mentioned, there’s someone who feels the need to express faux outrage.
Gateway Pundit is right. : This should have been a 9-0 decision.
What do you think?
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.