Thursday, January 15, 2009

Religion-neutral prayers win the day

"The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a case challenging a local government policy that requires religion-neutral prayers at public meetings.

The dispute at the center of the legal challenge pitts the city of Fredericksburg against a local City Councilman who wants to pray in the name of "Jesus." It dates to 2004.

That councilman, ordained minister Hashmel C. Turner Jr., later filed suit against the city, seeking to overturn a policy requiring non-sectarian prayers at government meetings..."

1 comment:

Chalicechick said...

Score another one for ceremonial deism.