Jesus' name ruled 'unconstitutional'

Judge says prayers to Christ 'do violence to America's pluralistic, inclusive values'


A board of county commissioners in North Carolina is asking the Supreme Court for help: Its members don't believe they should have to forbid volunteers from mentioning the name of Jesus in prayers offered before their meetings.

But the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are standing by their victory in a U.S. circuit court decision that states even "a solitary reference to Jesus Christ" in invocations before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners' meetings could do "violence to the pluralistic and inclusive values that are a defining feature of American public life."

Furthermore, wrote Judge James Harvie Wilkinson III in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals majority opinion, legislative invocations offered in Jesus' name are inherently "sectarian" and thus should be censored lest they make some attendees feel "uncomfortable, unwelcome and unwilling to participate in … public affairs."

Another liberal/atheist judge inflicting judicial tyranny on society. Something needs to be done about judges. They need to be elected by the people. Not simply appointed, and they should never have life-time appointments as a judge.

Liberal judges and the tyranny they cause is one of the reasons we originally left Brittan to start our own nation. Now it's happening all over again. This is something that Liberty Counsel needs to look into. We are forwarding this story to them ASAP.

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