Monday Was A Great Day For Freedom!
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American tradition of public prayer does not violate the Constitution. Americans are free to pray in public.
In question was whether prayer at government meetings violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Thankfully, a majority of the Court supported the same understanding of the First Amendment that the Framers of our Constitution practiced when they consistently held prayer to open governmental and public meetings. Justice Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, stated, “The town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment by opening its meetings with prayer that comports with our tradition and does not coerce participation by nonadherents. The judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is reversed.”
CCV is nationally associated with Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom amongst others. We want to thank ADF for all of their tremendous work on this case and for preserving the religious freedom of all Americans. Also, we want to highlight FRC’s comments on this occasion – Please read FRC’s statement below: