I am not even sure were to begin this story. I guess the facts will suffice. In 1999 a New York town started exclusively using Christian clergymen to perform prayers for their sessions. In 2008 a lawsuit was filed by 2 residents of Greece NY, claiming it violated the establishment clause in the First Amendment. Greece won the in the trial court, but it was deemed “In an opinion written by a conservative, Reagan-appointed judge, the appeals court ruled that a “reasonable observer” witnessing the prayers would conclude that the town officially aligned itself with Christianity during these official public sessions, something the Establishment Clause clearly prohibits.”
Now I am no scholar, I never taught constitutional law, hell some times I cannot even spell a word right, but it seems to me that there is no rule against siding with a religion.
Here is the 1st amendment text for you to read.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought this was a law intended for our federal government, even if I am wrong, having prayers does not establish a religion, and I am sure there is no law on stating that the sessions must begin with a prayer, or a Christian prayer. I am for the most part all for God filling the halls of our lawmaking process, it sure is better than filling it with lobbyists, and crooks. But ask yourself this, there are really three options for the outcome of this case, which one do you prefer. Either every government agency will have to remove God altogether, or they will have to give equal time to all religions, including Islam a religion that does not separate its religious views from governmental law, or nothing will happen and they will be left with the ability to open their sessions with prayer from whomever they want.