The Supreme Court on Monday upheld mostly Christian prayer at government meetings. Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:
A common-sense decision. Prayer at a public or government meeting can only help. It certainly can't hurt.
— Thomas Carper
This decision upheld prayer for any religion as constitutional before local government meetings. The town at the center of this case eventually did invite prayer before the meeting by not only Christian clergy but also other religious leaders, including Jewish and Wiccan.
— Lee Luckabaugh
Millions of people in this country fail to understand that religion is a personal belief and does not belong in government or business meetings.
— Larry J. Mitchell
Thank goodness we don't live in a nation where we are forced to follow a specific religion. You have the right to choose to partake or not.
Have you ever been at a funeral where the service incorporated prayer? And maybe the family members are not your religion? You don't have to partake. I am not Catholic. I pray, silently, in my own way when I attend a Catholic wedding. I could give tons of examples. Prayer is not necessarily tied to a specific religion. It is a part of a person's personal right to engage in spirituality.
— Cindy Joelle Owen
It would be good to point out that we have a congressional chaplain.
I'm hardly religious, but anything that helps focus the Congress on the here and now can't be all bad, and the same goes for local government meetings.
God knows officials need all the help they can get, even if it's only inspiration.
— Paul Hafner