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Answers to prayer questions

A few years ago, the American Constitution Center conducted a poll to assess the country’s constitutional literacy and drew a depressing conclusion: Americans revere the Constitution but have virtually no idea what it says or means. If that conclusion seems a bit over the top, consider some of the more indignant reactions to two recent court opinions applying the religion clauses of the First Amendment . In a case close to home, Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled that a public high school’s graduating class could not vote to have prayer at its official ceremony. A decision with more national scope held that a presidential designation of a Day of Prayer is improper. I found the homegrown case particularly ironic, since I invented a virtually identical fact situation a few years ago … Read entire article »

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