Federal court upholds prayer in Congress

WaTimes:

A federal court ruled Wednesday that Congress can continue to open its sessions each day with a prayer, and upheld the House’s ability to pick and choose who’s allowed to lead the prayer.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, a Bush appointee who sits in Washington, D.C., rejected a challenge by Daniel Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, who said he was not permitted to give an opening invocation, even though other guest chaplains have been permitted.

Judge Collyer said House rules didn’t permit him to lead the prayer because he had left his faith.

Judge Collyer also said an opening prayer has been a tradition in this country for more than two centuries, and the Supreme Court has ruled it doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause.  more

9 Comments on Federal court upholds prayer in Congress

  1. “Judge Collyer also said an opening prayer has been a tradition in this country for more than two centuries, and the Supreme Court has ruled it doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause.”

    Then let’s bring it back to the classroom!

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  4. IF A COURT SAYS YOU CAN’T SAY A PRAYER, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO?

    Say the fucking prayer anyway! (Shit, excuse my French Jesus!)

    ✝ Can’t say a prayer over a football game loudspeaker? The crowd can say a prayer together anyway.

    ✝ Can’t pray before school? Pray anyway.

    ✝ Can’t say a prayer at graduation? Bring a megaphone, and say it anyway.

    ✝ Can’t say a prayer in Congress? Say it anyway.

    Is the court going to come up and put duct tape over your mouth? NO!

    Sheesh. People give up so easily.

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