Court Examines Whether Christian Prayer Has a Place at Public Meetings

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Court Examines Whether Christian Prayer Has a Place at Public Meetings


An appeals court is holding oral arguments to discuss the Constitutionality of allowing Christian prayer before public meetings.

ABC News reports that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Roman County Commission in North Carolina in 2013 for allowing Chrisitan prayer before local council meetings. 

The ACLU was representing citizens who were uncomfortable with the prayers and claimed they were discriminatory.

The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of keeping prayer before local town council meetings in New York, but the ACLU claims that the North Carolina case is different.

An attorney supporting the Rowan County Commission asserted that the “whole nation will be looking at this case.”

Publication date: January 27, 2016

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.