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Supreme Court says prayer o-k at public meetings

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - The U.S. Supreme Court is giving a thumbs-up to prayers at public meetings.  In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled in favor of the town of Greece, New York.  The town council always opens public meetings with prayers.  The practice was challenged by a Jewish person and an atheist.  Justices rejected an argument from the plaintiffs that the prayers violate the constitutional separation of church and state.  The ruling said town officials are not violating the law by choosing prayer-givers who have been overwhelmingly Christian. 

 

(courtesy MetroSource News)

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