ON NOVEMBER 6, 2013 – For the first time in 400 years, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether or not public prayer will be allowed to continue.
Alliance Defending Freedom and lead counsel Thomas G. Hungar will go before the U.S. Supreme Court November 6 to defend the Town of Greece –
and all Americans who want to pray in a manner consistent with their faith – in order to preserve public prayer in America.
From our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom:
WHAT’S AT STAKE
- The continuation of the public prayer tradition that began with our founding.
- The freedom of community volunteers to pray according to their faith in a public setting without censorship.
- The preservation of freedom of speech in the face of one “offended” person’s demands for censorship.
- The foundational American principle of freedom of religion.
“For many, praying is an instinctive, soul-deep reaction to times of great joy, deep distress, and crushing grief. Prayer can also guide and focus us in our daily lives, as we seek direction, comfort and blessing for the challenges that lay before us. Indeed for many, prayer permeates all aspects of life.
In the midst of the ongoing debate over the proper intersection of “church and state,” our own government leaders invoke the Almighty before launching a day’s legislative work, inaugurating a governor or president, or speaking to families reeling from natural disasters and brutal terrorist attacks.
America’s Founding Fathers recognized how crucial religious liberty is to our culture, and wove religious protections into our laws and government. They also took time to pray together publicly as they set about writing our Constitution.
Our legacy of prayer, and the very legal protections the Founding Fathers secured, is at risk. Town of Greece v. Galloway, an Alliance Defending Freedom case currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, asks the key question – will our government retain our Founding Fathers’ respect for public prayer?”
As Americans, we should be as free today as our founders were to pray. What will YOU do?
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