Freethinkers, Humanists and Atheists are Welcome Guest Chaplains
On August 29, 2018, U.S. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner issued a permanent injunction against the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House finding that the "Guest Chaplain" policy which mandates "theistic entreaties to a divine or higher power" in the opening invocation violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The opinion is a thorough and scholarly review of several "legislative prayer" cases viewed through the prism of the Supreme Court's limited guidance on such cases.
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