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Supreme Court To Review Prayer In Town Halls

Supreme Court To Review Prayer In Town Halls
By David G. McAfee
 

The United States Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether or not a city in New York violated the Establishment Clause by allowing volunteer private citizens to open town board meetings with a prayer.

The decision comes one year after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the prayer policy for the town of Greece, saying “a given legislative prayer practice, viewed in its entirety, may not advance a single religious sect.” But the town of Greece has asked the High Court to reverse that decision. Continue reading

Dozens ‘Turn To Christ’ In Public School Prayer Rally

Dozens ‘Turn To Christ’ In Public School Prayer Rally
By David G. McAfee

 

The Freedom From Religion Foundation on Thursday said it wants four Georgia public school teachers involved in an impromptu “prayer rally” to be permanently removed from duty, and approximately 50 student participants disciplined.

The prayer rally began in a coach’s office at Lumpkin County High School at about 7:30 AM on May 1, according to media reports. One student claimed that “between 12 and 15 fellow students turned their lives over to Christ during the prayer.” Continue reading

The Christian Majority

The Christian Majority

By David McAfee

 

Aside from Christianity, there are thirteen other major religions in the world, and at least ten denominations of each of them. Right now, there are more than 6,500,000,000 people in the world and more than 4,000,000,000 of them are not followers of any denomination of the Christian church. There are over one hundred and thirty belief systems in the world with over a million followers; each of these systems has values, morals, beliefs, and ideas unique to them. The fact that this large number of religious structures exist makes it difficult to imagine that the United States of America, the most diverse nation, is so overwhelmingly Christian in its governing. Continue reading