Religious Freedom Upheld In Two Recent Court Cases

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: News Posts
General George Washington kneeling in prayer.

General George Washington kneeling in prayer.

Reprinted from the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation)

In Forsyth County, NC, the courts have reaffirmed the God-given rights of residents to pray in Jesus’ name at public meetings due to the lifting of a federal court order on Thursday. In contradiction to our rich history of prayer and faith, the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit in 2007 in that challenged the county’s freedom to allow opening invocations by volunteers who wish to pray according to the dictates of their own consciences. This sets a precedent that could be good news for proponents of prayer in similar cases across the country.   

Also, just this week, we learned that the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the right of Colorado Governors to issue proclamations calling for state days of prayer, upholding an earlier ruling by the Colorado District Court, and overturning a subsequent ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals. John Bornschein, vice-chairman for the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force commented, “This is definitely a victory for the free exercise of religion that our Founding Fathers sought to ensure, and we are thankful for the outcome. I can’t think of a time in recent memory when it has been more important to pray for wisdom and direction for our state and its leaders.”  

These are monumental victories that will help promote prayer, preserve our Judeo-Christian foundation and protect religious freedom for all. 

 

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