Church & State: A Tide Reversed


Millions of U.S. Christians emotionally reject the Supreme Court's successive decisions against prayer in schools; in fact, as this month's hymn-laden commencement ceremonies show, prayer is still very much in schools, regardless of the court. But church leaders, at first often prone to echo their congregations in opposing the court, have thought through the legal implications of attempting to overrule the court by constitutional amendment. They now overwhelmingly agree that the court has affirmed the essential meaning of the First Amendment: it protects all religions by establishing none.

On the Record. Almost every Protestant denomination—ranging from the Seventh-day...

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