Federal Court Rules Texas School Board Can Continue Student-Led Prayer
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A federal court of appeals has now ruled that a Texas school board can continue its practice of opening up its meetings with student-led prayers. This is a great victory for the Constitution, and a big setback to the atheist organization, the so-called “American Humanist Association” which brought the lawsuit.
Mat Staver: You know Matt, there have been several Supreme Court cases. There’s two, one a long time ago, and a more recent one about prayer at these various kinds of governmental board meetings, or public meetings. One was about prayer before state legislators, and state legislatures across the country. The Marsh v. Chambers case. And the Supreme Court many years ago said that that’s constitutional because they looked at legislative prayer in Congress actually pre-dating the First Amendment. And the same people who drafted the First Amendment also participated in opening up prayer with every legislative session. So how could they draft something that was making unconstitutional their very acts? Makes sense.
Then people argued, “Well, that doesn’t apply to the local level.” …
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