Let Us Pray

nTBGeoETAThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled today, 5-4, that prayer is permitted at government meetings.

The American public agrees with the decision, according to a FDU Public Mind poll conducted late last year following the oral arguments in Town of Greece v Galloway.

73% told FDU that prayer should be permitted at public meetings, 23% said it shouldn’t.

 

 

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Let Us Pray”

  1. Bob English said at 3:26 pm on May 5th, 2014:

    My only questions would be who is going to be the one to decide who is going to lead/say the prayer at public meetings and what prayer are they going to say?? Is it a Christian prayer???…a non Christian prayer??…alternate every other month, lol?

    Keep in mind that even in a small municipality there are people of numerous different faiths both Christian and non Christian.

  2. Proud Republican said at 4:12 pm on May 6th, 2014:

    Leave it to Bob “skunk at a picnic” English to find the negative in a refreshingly wise decision by the Supreme Court. There are prayers, such as the Our Father that are non-sectarian that would cover all faiths. Stop overanalyzing this and just be happy that for once, a decision came down on the side of America and its longstanding traditions. And for all you petty, hatefilled, insecure atheists – no one is offended by your belief in nothing, just don’t begrudge people of faith their Constitutional rights to acknowledge their beliefs. Like it or not, Judeo-Christian values are what this country were founded on, what our system of law is based on, and what made this country the greatest nation in the history of the planet.

  3. Hoping for Inclusive & Non-Sectarian said at 5:28 pm on May 6th, 2014:

    As someone who isn’t Christian, I’m certainly hoping everyone agrees to non-sectarian prayers, because it’s really uncomfortable when someone at a public gathering gets specific Christian & religious with their invocations.

  4. Interesting ruling... said at 7:58 pm on May 6th, 2014:

    I’m all for the participants of multiple belief systems taking a moment to express themselves in prayer before any public meeting of government.

    (Sorry in advance if dancing naked through the courthouse under the full moon of Samhain offends anyone.)

  5. The scarier part said at 11:58 am on May 7th, 2014:

    is that the vote was so close- we are one justice away from even more hell breaking loose,as those libs on that court legislate from the bench and take more freedoms away: the LAST thing we need is this disgrace of a president being able to appoint more “Kagans” who hate everything this country was founded on! When Scalia retires, we are in a heap of even more trouble- just watch!