North Carolina Judge Rules Against Prayers ‘in Jesus’ Name’
by Moody Adams “A board of county commissioners in North Carolina is asking the Supreme Court for help: Its members don't believe they should have to forbid volunteers from mentioning the name of Jesus in prayers offered before their meetings, writes Drew Zahn.
However, the ACLU is standing by their victory in a U.S. circuit court. The Judge says prayers in Christ’s name. 'Do violence to America's pluralistic, inclusive values.'
“Furthermore, wrote Judge James Harvie Wilkinson III in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals majority opinion, legislative invocations offered in Jesus' name are inherently "sectarian" and thus should be censored lest they make some attendees feel ‘uncomfortable, unwelcome and unwilling to participate in … public affairs.’"
Imagine what would happen if courts ruled against prayers in ‘Allah’s’ name.