Supreme Court to review church-state dispute over public prayers
November 1st, 2013
05:07 PM ET
9 years ago

Supreme Court to review church-state dispute over public prayers

(CNN) - Linda Stephens has lived in her upstate New York community for more than three decades and has long been active in civic affairs.

But as an atheist, those views have put her at the center of a personal, political, and legal fight that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.


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  1. Woman In California

    You can't deny God without first acknowledging he exist so I guess this Stephens woman is just another attention seeker.

    November 1, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Why is it non American to teach yoga in a public school ?

    Should learning a foreign language be banned ?

    November 2, 2013 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Even those who do not believe in religion, should respect the rights of those who do. This is not respecting those rights.

    November 2, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. Dianne

    This nation was built on the premise that 'In God we Trust.' It is our motto. It is even on our currency. Whatever route you take to get to Him is your choice. If you choose not to, that is also your choice. We will not give up our rights because you are offended. You offend me. If you don't like it too bad. Life is full of things we don't like. If you are going to pick a fight I can think of hundreds of things more worthy to eight about than against a message of peace and love. What is Really bothering you. Not being heard? Need your 15 mins?

    November 2, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  5. Data Driven

    "The justices on Wednesday will hear arguments over whether Greece, New York, may continue sponsoring what it calls "inclusive" prayers at its open sessions, on government property."

    This is totally inappropriate behavior, and the Court should rule accordingly.

    November 2, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    If you do not believe in God, just don't. But rights of believers in God like me shall not be abridged.

    November 2, 2013 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  7. wendel

    the lady has a point. personally I think prayer should be in church or at religious functions . Or in private. unless you are going to include all religions then it seems presumptuous to assume everyone is a Christian. And the statement that this country was founded on Christianity is not true at all. Religious freedom means religious freedom.

    November 2, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |