From our friends at Family Research Center:
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling wasn’t just an answer on prayer — it was an answer to prayer! In what experts are calling one of the biggest religious liberty wins in the last half-century, the Court gave its blessing to an American tradition more than 200 years old: legislative prayer. In cities across America, secular activists have come to legal blows with dozens of local governments over the freedom to open meetings with a prayer recognizing the Author of our liberty.
More from CitizenLink:
In a dramatic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled this morning in favor of the Town of Greece, a New York city that had been sued for allowing sectarian prayers at its council meetings. Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the opinion for the majority, wrote: “An insistence on nonsectarian or ecumenical prayer as a single, fixed standard is not consistent with the tradition of legislative prayer…”
Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, responds, “This decision is certainly encouraging. Freedom from Religion has been very aggressive in Wisconsin in this area issuing a number of threats to local units of government regarding opening their meetings with prayer. Now the court has settled the issue and I hope more and more city councils, county, town and village boards will take advantage of this uniquely American tradition.”