Religion: On Second Thought.. .

Fear and doubt dominated the initial clerical reaction to the Supreme Court ruling against the New York State Board of Regents' prayer for schools. In their second thoughts most Protestant and Jewish religious figures seem to have decided that the court was right.* Last week 46 Protestant and Jewish clergymen and lay leaders in the Kansas City area issued a statement opposing any form of worship in the public schools as an invasion of "privacy of belief." "The worship of God," said the statement, "is by nature a voluntary expression and ought not...

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