Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

consituionality of prayer


I haven’t heard much about this in the news—everyone needs to know!

The US Supreme Court  is hearing a case Wednesday that examines whether a town board in upstate New York violated the separation of church and state when it authorized the delivery of a prayer prior to board meetings. The case is Town of Greece v. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens (12-696). A decision is expected by June.

Traditionally, Greece town board meetings opened after a moment of silence. But in 1999, members of the board decided to have a prayer instead. They established a procedure to allow… Continue reading

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