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A federal appeals court ruled the Town of Greece favored Christianity when it started every meeting with a prayer. The court sent the case back down to the federal court in Rochester, the Democrat and Chronicle first reported. The judges wrote:

“We conclude, on the record before us, that the town’s prayer practice must be viewed as an endorsement of a particular religious viewpoint. This conclusion is supported by several considerations, including the prayer-giver selection process, the content of the prayers, and the contextual actions (and inactions) of prayer-givers and town officials.


Christian clergy delivered each and every one of the prayers for the first nine years of the town’s prayer practice, and nearly all of the prayers thereafter.

You can read the court’s decision below. I found it to be fascinating discussion about church and state.