Monday, May 05, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Prayer Is OK


SCOTUS said in a 5-4 decision on Monday that the content of the prayers (at Greece Town Board meetings) is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.

READ the Court's opinion ...

SCATS ~~ Once again, Teflon John narrowly escapes trouble.
  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Galloway and Stephens 15 minutes of fame has finally come to a halt. AMEN. ALLELUIA!

SCATS said...

To 12:42PM ~~ Not so fast. They both say this isn't over as far as they are concerned. I tend to agree that it will remain a source of continued controversy.

SCATS said...

I like the idea offered by one of my Facebook friends. He sais: "as a representative of the church of the Flying Spagetti Monster (Pastafarianism [it's real, look it up]), I would like to give the invocation sometime this summer."

I looked it up & I want to be there when he offers it. For those who aren't familiar:
http://www.venganza.org/join/

Anonymous said...

I want to be there too! I quickly read about Pastafarianism, and like what I have seen so far. Some very valid points are made!
That being said, I have no problem with prayers at meetings. I'm neither for nor against it. I do believe in being respectful of others. That's all.

Anonymous said...

Liberalism is definitely a mental disease. The point they are trying to defend is in direct contrast to their actions. They believe in INCLUSION but advocate for EXCLUSION. Since one was Jewish, she takes offense to a Christian prayer. This is the United States of America. The government shall NOT make any laws that dictate a religion. This means they shall also NOT make any laws that EXCUDE any religion. In other words, they stay out of any issues related to religion. Personally, I don't see the outrage from the complaining parties. If you are at the meeting and you don't like the prayer, just ignore it. That is the true meaning of tolerance and inclusion. I am so happy for this decision, but I am really confused and worried that four Supreme Court Justices voted AGAINST tolerance and inclusion. That is worrisome.

Anonymous said...

Supervisor Reilich says he welcomes the SCOTUS decision on opening a public meeting because it protects freedom of speech. Wow, how profound!

But can the Supervisor tell us, why is a prayer used to open a Greece town board meeting?

SCATS said...

To 8:48PM ~~ Your argument is laughable in light of Reilich saying we're open/non-discriminatory ... you just have to "call us and get on our list!" What a crock of BS ... only exceeded by his claim that he is all for "Freedom of Speech" which he says is at the root of the case. I am willing to bet you my bank account that Reilich embraces Freedom of Speech as much as he embraces the existence of this BLOG ;)

To 9:35PM ~~ Because Auberger was the poster boy for prayinjesusname.com which helped fund this court fight. It was/is ALL about ego.

Anonymous said...

To: 9:35

Devine guidance gives us all those 5-0 votes.

Anonymous said...

I don't have an opinion one way or another about the decision. However, one thing really worries me. National news coverage has has revealed the most closely kept secret in the United States, the existance of Greece NY.
We are now on the map. Dont you wonder how many people Google Mapped us yesterday ?
We have been unearthed . OH MY GOD!!!

Anonymous said...

And Auberger us such an upstanding christian man. Let's begin with Thou shall not commit adultery.

SCATS said...

To 5:15AM ~~ Good one! lol

To 5:48AM ~~ Yesterday, I was deluged with texts & phone calls from family & friends around the country. They already knew about Greece from the bus monitor who failed to stand up to her charges. They are absolutely amazed that anyone in Greece knows anything about the Constitution. I had to explain that the original complaint came from non-residents.

To 9:19AM ~~ That's why this whole affair (pun intended) leaves so many with a bad taste in their mouths (pun not intended).

Anonymous said...

To 5:35 and and 5:15,

Reilich is big believer in Supreme Court interpretations of freedom of speech... $3,000 per plate lunch last Friday, and openning event for Board meeting Monday.

Anonymous said...

To: SCATS,

You say to 5:35PM it's about ego, I say it's all about votes!

SCATS said...

To 1:05 & 1:46PM ~~ I'm not seeing a comment by a 5:35PM.

As for ego vs. votes ... I think their egos are all wrapped up in attaining the needed votes, don't you?

SCATS said...

If you want to read an indepth look at why/how SCOTUS got it all wrong, please read this BLOG:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/the-supreme-court-rules-t_b_5268488.html

Anonymous said...

To correct this post:
I had to explain that the original complaint came from non-residents.

5/06/2014 10:27 AM

Just to let both plaintiffs in the prayer lawsuit are long time residents of Greece.

SCATS said...

To 2:13AM ~~ The first to complain were NOT Greece residents. It was determined that as such, they had no standing to file suit. So two others came forward who were Greece residents who then followed it through. I believe I have it correct ... no?