Skip to comments.Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of NY Town's Public Prayers
Posted on 11/04/2013 11:58:11 AM PST by Center2Right
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether or not the sectarian prayers offered at a New York town's meetings are constitutional.
The highest court in the land will hear an appeal from a lower court decision regarding Greece, N.Y.'s practice of having explicitly Christian prayers open town meetings.
Known as Galloway v. Town of Greece, the lawsuit was filed by two residents of Greece who felt the sectarian prayers made them feel excluded from the public affairs of the town. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, the two plaintiffs, are being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based group Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS)............
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Two nasty broads with nothing better to do.
Or Maybe they are witches.
Leftist/atheist activists. My report on this from back on February 29th, 2008, when the initial lawsuit was filed:
How are they excluded? It’s not like the meetings are for Christians only. Like it or not, we inherited and are, a Christian nation.
There is no "separation of church and state" in the Constitution. The liberals made that up. The government, on the other hand, is prohibited from ruling against the practice of religion.
On one hand, noting that such power is now limited by the 14th Amendment, the states have the 10th Amendment-protected power to authorize religion-related things like Christian prayers being said at town meetings.
On the other hand, if this issue concerns Christian prayer, doesn’t Matthew 6:5-7 show that Jesus taught his disciples to pray in secret?
Why is this even a Federal matter ?
Might as well take the U.S. Senate to the Supremes.
The story makes it seem as if the town’s policy is that only Christian prayers are permitted. In fact, anyone can volunteer to offer a prayer and no one has ever been turned down. Oral arguments are on Wednesday.
“The government, on the other hand, is prohibited from ruling against the practice of religion.”
...which was the original intent. Roughly half the colonies had state religions, and they were concerned that the Feds will tell them they weren’t allowed to have them.
Funny thing is, the far left’s favorite religious icon, the “Peace Pole”, part of the missionary outreach program of the Byako church, is permitted on municipal property, while the religious icon that other group of missionaries took to Hawaii isn’t.
IIRC, it was Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice and Klan member who hated Catholics.
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Thanks Center2Right. Greece is a well-to-do suburb of Rochester, 3rd largest city in NY state.
I’m 70....orn and raised in Rochester. Hardly consider Greece a well to do suburb.
In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.When that is pointed out to the liberals, they usually fall back on Jeffersons 1801 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, which has the phrase building a wall of separation between church and state, the context being non-establishment of a single state religion at the federal level.
1936 Stalin Constitution, Article 124
Citizens of the USSR are guaranteed freedom of conscience, that is, the right to profess or not to profess any religion, and to conduct religious worship or atheistic propaganda. Incitement of hostility or hatred on religious grounds is prohibited. In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.
1977 constitution, Article 52
That was very interesting! Thank you!