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Town of Greece, NY vs. Galloway with Victory Comes Responsibility & Respect
PJMedia.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | Janine Turner

Posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT by rktman

For those Americans who believe in the sanctity of freedom of speech, religion, and the First Amendment (specifically the words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof”), the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Town of Greece, NY vs. Galloway upholding these rights in local government is a victory.

As Justice Kennedy stated in his decision, “The First Amendment is not a majority rule, and a government may not seek to define permissible categories of religious speech. Once it invites prayer into the public sphere, government must permit a prayer-giver to address his or her own God or gods as conscience dictates.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: prayer
Janine. Do I need to say more? :>}
1 posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT by rktman
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The prayer-giver should refrain from using prayers that “threaten damnation or preach conversion,” stated Justice Kennedy.

That’s not a prayer at all, then.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by balch3
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