"The decidedly Christian nature of these prayers must not be dismissed as the relic of a time when our Nation was less pluralistic than it is today. Congress continues to permit its appointed and visiting chaplains to express themselves in a religious idiom. … To hold that invocations must be nonsectarian would force the legislatures … and the courts … to act as … censors of religious speech. … Government may not mandate a civic religion that stifles any but the most generic reference to the sacred any more than it may prescribe a religious orthodoxy …"
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Justice Anthony Kennedy
(1936-) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1988-2018)
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Town of Greece, NY, v. Galloway et al, Justice Kennedy wrote in the decision, May 5, 2014
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Though fairly accurate, the question has to be ask  out of what side of his mouth is here speaking here? The macabre death cults that sacrifice the un/newly-born to the gods of pleasure and life style, mandatory birth control, structuring what a religion can look like or say (by example 501 (c)3), forced almsgiving/dole, PC speech, etc., etc., etc. all being national establishment of religion religious orthodoxy within a theocracy.
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    May common sense prevail....
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