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Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #47

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Originally Posted by DenverBrit View Post
That's your opinion, mine is different.
In what way? Banishment of religious speech in public? Of religious text or symbols?

So far the Courts have carefully maintained that Religious speech enjoys the same protections afforded any other.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the First Amendment requires public school officials to be neutral in their treatment of religion, showing neither favoritism toward nor hostility against religious expression such as prayer. [ 2 ] Accordingly, the First Amendment forbids religious activity that is sponsored by the government but protects religious activity that is initiated by private individuals, and the line between government-sponsored and privately initiated religious expression is vital to a proper understanding of the First Amendment's scope. As the Court has explained in several cases, "there is a crucial difference between government speech endorsing religion, which the Establishment Clause forbids, and private speech endorsing religion, which the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses protect."

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