Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Argument preview: Prayer’s role in government
SCOTUS Blog ^ | 11/03/13 | Lyle Denniston Rep

Posted on 11/03/2013 12:26:41 PM PST by blueyon

Argument preview: Prayer’s role in government

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a constitutional issue returns to the Supreme Court after a three-decade absence: the role that prayer may play in government meetings. Arguing for the local government in Town of Greece v. Galloway will be Thomas G. Hungar of the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, with twenty minutes of time. Supporting the town, at least in part, for the U.S. government as an amicus will be Deputy Solicitor General Ian H. Gershengorn, with ten minutes. Arguing for the town residents who challenged the prayer practice will be Douglas Laycock of Charlottesville, Virginia, a University of Virginia law professor, with thirty minutes.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chaplain; freedom; prayer; scotus
Please be in prayer about this. The outcome of this case will effect us all! Here is the essence of this case "Two longtime area residents who had gone to board meetings, Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, were offended by what they heard in the prayers — uniformly Christian in content, and worshipful in tone, in their view. It was not until after they objected, they would later say, that the board began bringing in some non-Christian prayer-givers, but that remained a distinct minority. They first protested to the town board, and then decided to hire a lawyer — first, to question the board about the practice, and then to file a lawsuit."
1 posted on 11/03/2013 12:26:41 PM PST by blueyon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blueyon

God has already said the prayers of a righteous man availeth much. It really does not matter what the town coucil thinks or SCOTUS. God wins, people who pray win. And people who think they have the authority to overturn a sovereign God are sadly mistaken.

2 posted on 11/03/2013 12:37:43 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueyon
Invoking a higher power to remind us to use wisdom in our deliberations seems like an appropriate beginning to a meeting.

I think everyone but anarchists believe in a higher power.

I think there is a logical glitch in there somewhere in that our government believes that the people received their sovereignty from God, we then delegated a limited portion of that to our government. Our government then acknowledges that higher power at the beginning of meetings.

Those people that deny there is a higher power must therefore deny our sovereignty and the legitimacy of our government before whom they are pleading. Right?

3 posted on 11/03/2013 12:59:11 PM PST by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueyon

I want the government to do nothing in the support of, or to prevent attacks upon, Christianity that I would not want it to do similarly in regards to Islam, Wicca or Santería.

As with wanting a vigorous, well funded and resourceful NSA and national security establishment when George Bush was President and then panicking about the powers of same apparatus when it was under the control of Obama...

4 posted on 11/03/2013 1:15:05 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lexington minuteman 1775

We are one nation under God. In God we trust.

I could see Obama doing horrible things to our nation. I kept wondering how long God was going to let this go on. The malfunctions of Obamacare just happened? No, I think Obama has been stopped in his evil tracks.

5 posted on 11/03/2013 1:16:31 PM PST by abclily
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: FReepers
“…the principles of all genuine liberty, and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by its authority. The man therefore who weakens or destroys the divine authority of that book may be accessory to all the public disorders which society is doomed to suffer…” Noah Webster

Click The Pic

Support Conservatism, Donate. Monthly If You Can

6 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: abclily
God has empowered his people to represent him and to do what needs to be done. He does not stand up in heaven and throw lightening bolts at the evil ones. He does give his chosen ones, the believers, enlightenment and the Holy Spirit to act in his behalf. That goes from feeding the poor to standing up against oppression.
7 posted on 11/03/2013 2:37:53 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: elpadre

There was a lightning bolt?

8 posted on 11/03/2013 2:42:24 PM PST by abclily
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: blueyon; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

9 posted on 11/04/2013 3:52:15 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson