Today, in a ruling that split the justices 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled city council meetings across the country are legally allowed to include explicitly sectarian prayer.
Will citizens who don’t share the faith of those leading the prayer feel unwelcome or, more importantly, uncomfortable sharing their points-of-view with local government? What kind of environment does this create for the people of faith leading the prayer? Might proselytizing take place?
Greg Stohr, Supreme Court reporter for Bloomberg News