The Social Conservative Review: May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

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Dear Friends,

This week the Supreme Court, which too often strikes out on behalf of faith, family, and freedom, hit a home run for religious liberty.

In its ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a 5-4 majority upheld the constitutionality of legislative prayer and affirmed the long-held right of Americans to pray in the public square. In January, FRC submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 49 Members of Congress supporting Alliance Defending Freedom's petition in this case.

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, "Our tradition assumes that adult citizens, firm in their own beliefs, can tolerate and perhaps appreciate a ceremonial prayer delivered by a person of a different faith."

Amen! A victory for the Constitution, liberty, and the traditions of millions of ordinary Americans: Not bad. Let's pray that all of our courts will remember that our "first freedom," religious liberty, is something to be cherished and advanced if our country is to remain a beacon of hope for all mankind.


Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

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