Alexander Joins With Town Seeking To Continue Public Prayers At Meetings

Monday, August 5, 2013

Senator Lamar Alexander has joined an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a case involving prayer prior to a town meeting.

The case is the Town of Greece v. Galloway case, in which the right of a town to start its board meetings with prayer is at issue.

 

Senator Alexander said, “The First Amendment prohibits the federal government from establishing a religion, but our Founders never intended to push religious expression from public life.

Critics of that idea should remember that the first Congress approved the First Amendment protecting religious freedom and paid the first Senate chaplain. Whether it be the U.S. Senate or a town board, the freedom to gather in prayer should stand.”


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