There is no constitutional requirement that a legislature open with prayer. But if they must, honoring today’s legislators, let alone today’s citizens, calls for an inclusive approach.
At the end of their term last week, the Supreme Court issued an order denying a request to hear a pair of legislative prayer cases, despite the seeming conflict between the appeals court decisions in question.
A 2018 study of the North Carolina “Opportunity Scholarship” school voucher program reveals that 76% of voucher schools use their curriculum to promote religious doctrine.
Bills requiring or at least authorizing school districts to post “In God We Trust” in schools have become commonplace, and it’s probably not a coincidence.
The 4th Circuit explained why the Rowan County Commission’s invocation practice differed from a recent Supreme Court case and must be struck down as unconstitutional.