The recent Supreme Court decision on legislative prayer (Town of Greece v. Galloway) was not really about the right to pray, but about the content of our prayers. The court rightfully concluded the government has no place in directing the content of a person’s prayer. This was a 5-4 decision, though, and that is concerning. Should the dissenters have gotten their way, government would have the duty to police the content of every legislative prayer to ensure its “inclusiveness” and especially that no one’s feelings are hurt.
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