Thursday, October 23, 2003

Fourth Circuit to decide case about prayer at town council meetings

This article describes a case out of South Carolina now on appeal to the Fourth Circuit, where the issue is the use of references to "God" in the invocation at town council meetings. The article explains that "[p]rayer at public meetings cannot include words that endorse a specific religion, such as 'Christ' or 'Jesus,' a federal judge has told a South Carolina town council."

I went to Clemson, South Carolina, for the U.Va. football game a couple of weeks ago, never having been down there before, and everything about it (other than the final score) was delightful, including the prayer before the game, which among other things invoked God's blessing on "those who play, those who watch, and those who do push-ups in the end zone."

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