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Public Prayer Does Not “Establish Religion” (Townhall.com) November 28, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

For years, clergy have led prayers to open sessions of the U.S. Senate, the U.S.   House of Representatives and the Board of Commissioners in Forsyth County, North Carolina.  But according to a federal court, they can’t do that in Forsyth County anymore because it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment.

The winds of postmodernism and diversity are trying to blow God out of the public square.  Cases have challenged “under God” in the pledge of allegiance, “in God we trust” on our money, and now public prayer at county commissioner meetings. 

The point of the Establishment clause was to prevent the government from establishing state religions, not to remove God from the public square entirely.  Indeed, the Founders said that a free republic requires a virtuous people which, in turn, requires faith. 

The case has now been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where we should all hope they have a better sense of history and the Constitution.

To listen to the audio please click on the link:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/629229

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