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High Court to hear prayer case

October 9, 2013


This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on issues as diverse as campaign finance and abortion, affirmative action, prayer…

A prayer case in Greece, NY, involves whether city meetings can open with a religious prayer. All denominations are allowed to present a prayer. However, the First Amendment prohibits government from establishing or endorsing any religion.

But, “In God We Trust” is on American currency. “One nation under God” is recited in the Pledge of Allegiance. The U.S. Senate has a chaplain named Barry C. Black, an African-American, who is a Seventh-day Adventist. The Greece, NY v. Galloway case raises many concerns about whether religion may have any role, directly or indirectly, in State, Local, and Federal government.

The U.S. Supreme Court begins each term in October and ends in June. Nine justices will hear about 200 appeals chosen from thousands of civil and criminal cases tried in America’s State and Federal courts.

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