Brett Harvey, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, was one of the lawyer for the Town of Greece, NY in its successful defense of public prayer at the U.S. Supreme Court.
In an interview Tuesday with Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review Online, he said:
Monday’s opinion recognizes that having public meetings open with prayer is more than simply a relic from a bygone era. As the majority explains, “legislative prayer lends gravity to public business, reminds lawmakers to transcend petty differences in pursuit of higher purposes, and expresses a common aspiration to a just and peaceful society.” The fact that this tradition has endured for hundreds of years demonstrates the continued benefit of such reminders.
The full interview is here.
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