Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel at the Becket Fund, has a fine essay commenting on the Supreme Court case Town of Greece v. Galloway, in which the town's right to open its meetings with a prayer is being challenged. I am not an originalist, so I care a lot less what Sam Adams thought of prayers at legislative meetings, but I think Blomberg hits the nail on the head when he notes: "Today’s oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Town of Greece v. Galloway revealed a stark choice between allowing government to include diverse religious views and forcing government to exclude all but one governmentally approved religious view." If you bar a diversity of voices, you end up with a negation of religion, a secular voice unchallenged and alone.
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