Why would a scientist object to a teacher-led prayer? Isn't a teacher-led Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag just as coercive as a prayer--by all secular measures?

Hence, if completely logical, the federal courts might ban both teacher-led prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

But those who support the federal courts' bans on prayer actually fear the power they think prayer has--a power that the federal courts find will affect the hearer with a risk far greater than the risk from mere natural political speech; natural speech does not contain the supernatural element and will leave the hearer a choice.

Forthcoming article--
Who Is for Lifting the Courts' Bans on Prayer?

Earlier Published Article:
Promoting Progress: The Supreme Court's Duty of Care

Search WWW Search this site for many opinions