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The Supreme Court got it wrong on prayer at public meetings

The Supreme Court got it wrong on prayer at public meetings

Local governments should not invite members of the clergy to pray at public meetings. Why not? Because people of all religious beliefs — and people with no religious beliefs — come to such meetings to seek the aid of their elected representatives. Even the most ecumenical of prayers will make some listeners feel excluded. And prayers that invoke the doctrines of only one faith are especially offensive. Yet on Monday, a narrow majority of the Supreme Court gave a constitutional green light to such practices. Beginning in 1999, the town of Greece, N.Y., invited local clergy members to serve as "chaplain of the month" and offer "our prayer" at town...

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