Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Supreme Court rejects prayer, student Internet cases

The implications are big. By refusing to hear these cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has made the definitive positions to be as follows:

1.  That opening local government and School District meeting with prayer violates the constitutional requirement on church-state preparation.

2.  That predominately Christian prayers at the start of local government meetings violated the constitutional prohibition on government endorsement of a particular religion.

3.  That schools punishing students for creating on-line attacks of other students does not violate free-speech rights and that school officials have the authority to punish even though a web page was created away from the school property in one's own home.

4.  Finally, the Supreme Court also let stand another ruling which contradicted the one above, that is, one which found that parodies on the web by a student were unlikely to cause significant disruptions at school and thus the judgment was in favor of the students.  Go figure.

The first two are crucial for Christians.  The last two are a mess because they contradict each other.  This then is your Supreme Court's philosophical tendencies during Mr. Obama's first term.  I am sure the POT-us must be smiling.   Please don't forget to take away his smile come this November.  Here are the details thanks to Reuters. 

Supreme Court rejects prayer, student Internet cases | Reuters

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