COLUMBIA, S.C. — The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow prayers before public meetings.
The legislation says public bodies can adopt policies to let members take turns giving an invocation, elect a chaplain or create a pool of speakers from faith groups to offer the prayer.
The bill also calls for the state attorney general to defend public bodies if they face constitutional challenges.
The town of Great Falls lost a lawsuit filed in 2001 claiming it violated the separation between church and state when it used the name Jesus Christ in prayers. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the town’s appeal in 2005.
The public prayer bill now heads to the House.
From Fox News
Never forget it. There is a deep-rooted core in America that longs for God to be visible and acknowledged in every sector of our society. Never forget it! There is a wide, steely swath of America’s people that understands this country was wisely founded on Judeo/Christian values, and that we will persevere and strive for their continued steady foundational inclusion. Never forget it! Despite those who attempt twisting words into contrary meaning, America’s framers built us a place for religious freedom–not a place from religion. Never forget it! The phrase separation of church and state is not in the constitution.
The supreme court handed down a wise decision when they refused to hear the appeal of Great Falls who claimed that using the name of Jesus Christ in public meetings violated the separation between church and state. Never forget that Jesus Christ was God, and that when He spent 33 years walking this earth, He made such an impact as has never been duplicated, nor ever will be. He changed the world, spoke mysteries and understandings, and prophesied, and taught sterling life-lessons, and healed the sick and raised the dead, and brought hope…and effected redemption.
Rather a wise move, that in the name of such Deity, we speak. Kudos to South Carolina…Kudos to America…and God bless us everyone.
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