The Supreme Court will rule on whether prayer at government meetings is constitutional, it announced Monday.
The case concerns prayers being led by Christian pastors in the town of Greece, NY. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that such prayers violate the establishment clause separating church and state. Not all prayer is problematic, argue the two women bringing the case. But it's a problem when one religious group's prayers dominate, as Christian prayer did in Greece.
Praying at government meetings is commonplace in Congress and state legislatures. The court will decide whether such prayer violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."