Top US court keeps prayer at community meets

Supreme court decides to keep Christian prayers at community meetings despite warnings of divisions.

    The US Supreme Court has upheld the right of an upstate New York town to recite a Christian prayer at community meetings. 

    The case was brought by two residents of the town who objected to the Christian prayers that opened meetings, but only four of the nine Supreme Court Justices agreed with them.

    A Supreme Court judge argued that the prayers served a ceremonial, traditional role that stretched back to the Founding Fathers of the country.

    The decision comes despite a warning that it could create division within the local council chamber.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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