Sunday, July 7, 2013


"This is the inevitable consequence of government’s decision to regularly open its deliberations with sectarian forms of prayer. Those who agree with the chosen invocations receive the unmistakable message that they have a close relationship with the powers that be, that they are favored. All others are something less...Some government leaders may feel that a Christian prayer is permissible because it represents most of the com­munity. In fact, chances are good that it represents only a certain segment of Christianity – and, of course, it also excludes the many people who practice non-Christian faiths or no faith at all."

"Pushing Public Prayer: Government Must Respect The Rights Of Everyone"
Church & State, July/August 2013

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