Monday, May 05, 2014

Local leftist heads explode: US Supreme Court finds prayer at council/commissioner meetings constitutional.

At hate sites like C3G2, we've all seen the vitriol.  In articles in the local version of Pravda concerning the issue of commissioner prayers before meetings... a practice done in both Houses of government at the federal AND our own state level... we've seen the fringe-left hatred in the comments under the articles attacking the commissioners for their pre-meeting prayers.

Well, haters gonna hate, bigots gonna express their bigotry, and leftist heads are going to explode: the US Supreme Court has determined that that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity... and naturally, this would also apply to county commissioner meetings as well.

Leftist morons are now babbling about the false issue of their fellow atheists, Satanists and humanist clogging up the process when, in reality, the county doesn't have to allow them to speak in invocation.  And, of course, the nutters are babbling about the "inevitable law suits" which are not going to happen.

But then, most of them are now silent, ashamed of their idiocy and lack of legal knowledge... their silence an acknowledgement that they were flat, dead, wrong.  None of them are man... or woman... enough to acknowledge it.... and their hatred of David Madore specifically and Christians generally.

Ever notice how these same leftist scum never talk about muslims or mosques?  After all, what's slaughtering a few homosexuals between friends?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Monday that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. 

The court said in 5-4 decision that the content of the prayers is not significant as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.

The ruling was a victory for the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester.

In 1983, the court upheld an opening prayer in the Nebraska legislature and said that prayer is part of the nation's fabric, not a violation of the First Amendment. Monday's ruling was consistent with the earlier one.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the prayers are ceremonial and in keeping with the nation's traditions.

"The inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledge religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers," Kennedy said.

Justice Elena Kagan, in a dissent for the court's four liberal justices, said the case differs significantly from the 1983 decision because "Greece's town meetings involve participation by ordinary citizens, and the invocations given -- directly to those citizens -- were predominantly sectarian in content."

A federal appeals court in New York ruled that Greece violated the Constitution by opening nearly every meeting over an 11-year span with prayers that stressed Christianity.

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