Reply to "Group complains about Brooks’ pregame prayers"

Originally Posted by CrustyMac:

I don't watch the council meetings because I can't get drunk enough to enjoy even that level of ridiculousness.  However, I wonder this:  when they pray, are they praying amongst themselves, or are they forcing a prayer on the attendees as well.  The first would seem to be protected, the second illegal.  Just "thinling" here.  ©

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They are praying in a room where numerous other persons are present beyond the Clowncil members themselves, and their Clowncil meeting goes into many homes via cable TV. They do indeed invoke the name of Jesus.  It appears obvious that this practice constitutes the kind of "endorsement" of a particular belief, which  the courts have consistently held to be unconstitutional.

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