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God’s good week: Two big court victories

God had a pretty good week in court last week. Last Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that opening a government meeting with a prayer was not a violation of the rights of non-believers.

Then on Friday the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance in class did not violate the rights of students who did not believe in God. Halleluja. In the United States, tolerating the religious beliefs of others is a national value. But that tolerance does not require banning all references to God from the public square or from public life.

If athiests are so sensitive that they cannot stand to even hear other citizens recite the Lord’s name, that is a shame. But hypersensitivity does not create a legal justification for purging any mention of God from public places.


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