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Government overreach

March 30, 2012

[Indianapolis Star –]  By Russ Pulliam

Traditionally prayer comes before a meal, but a Jackson County food pantry has been forced to hold off on the prayer until after people take their food to accommodate an overreaching government’s rules.

What’s needed is a fresh look by the Supreme Court at the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which has been abused to create a mistaken doctrine of freedom from religion.

Pantry founder Paul Brock thought his approach to prayer was polite and inoffensive. After food recipients filled out a questionnaire, volunteers asked for possible prayer requests. Read story»

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