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THE CASE AGAINST GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PRAYER
In the 1960's several Supreme Court rulings effectively ended the
practice of state-supported and state-mandated school prayer.
Since this time religious conservatives have campaigned
vigorously for a constitutional amendment that would overturn
these decisions. Unfortunately, the conservative argument for
school prayer is based on a flat distortions of the truth, and a
deaf ear to the Constitution. Contrary to their assertions,
prayer in general has not been outlawed. Contrary to their
assurances, a school prayer amendment would rewrite church/state
law, and would open up a gaping hole in the middle of the First
Amendment. On this page we present the case against amending the
Constitution, and retaining our religious freedoms.
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