The Confluence of Church and State

From the Washington Post:

This morning the Supreme Court held in Town of Greece v. Galloway, that the town’s practice of beginning legislative sessions with prayers does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

They got it wrong.

Maybe things are different in the Town of Greece, but here in East Texas government-sponsored prayer has little to do with faith and a lot to do with political power.  Here religion is more social convention than anything else, and when local governments open with a prayer it’s for the specific intent of excluding the people different from them- the people they never liked anyway.

It’s not religious expression.  It’s political aggression.

1 Comment

  1. Yeah, i had a hard time believing the court went this way on this one. I live in a very small southern town (NC), and it’s always been mindboggling how religion, specific religion no less, is still right there in government and school. Ugh. Oy.

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