The U.S. Supreme Court ruling today on prayers in town hall meetings, WTF

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling today on prayers in town hall meetings, WTF

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that prayers at a New York town's board meetings don't violate the First Amendment.

"The town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment by opening its meetings with prayer that comports with our tradition," said Justice Anthony Kennedy, "and does not coerce participation by nonadherents."

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Comment by Warren on May 5, 2014 at 5:21pm

Why are they wasting meeting time? If they feel the need to pray, do it on their own time. What next, teacher led prayer in schools? It intimidates people that don't want it in their face. Our government meeting places are not the place for praying, even though we don't have a prayer to get want we need to get done. Tradition? Just because they have been doing it for a long time doesn't grandfather it in to being the right thing to do. 

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