The two women contended that the prayers in Greece were unconstitutional because they pressured those in attendance to participate.They noted that unlike federal and state government sessions, town board meetings are frequented by residents who must appear for everything from business permits to zoning changes.In the end, five justices said those facts didn't make what the Greece Town Board did unconstitutional, while four others said they did."The First Amendment is not a majority rule, and government may not seek to define permissible categories of religious speech," Kennedy said."Once it invites prayer into the public sphere, government must permit a prayer-giver to address his or her own God or gods as conscience dictates."Not so, Kagan argued for the losing side.In 1984, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's "endorsement test" established that every government practice must be examined to determine whether it endorses one religion.
Chambers, upheld the Nebraska Legislature's funding of a chaplain who delivered daily prayers.Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens took the board to federal court and won by contending that its prayers – often spiced with references to Jesus, Christ and the Holy Spirit – aligned the town with one religion.Once the legal battle was joined, town officials canvassed widely for volunteer prayer-givers and added a Jewish layman, a Wiccan priestess and a member of the Baha'i faith to the mix. Donnie, newly released from jail; Tommy the local cop separated from his wife; Rhett, preparing to leave to try his luck in Nashville. In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. Her mother, originally from India, was single when she arrived in America, and fell in with a Caucasian male as he looked like a movie star.When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the ... Her dreams were shattered when he married a prettier Caucasian, leaving her to marry an East Indian.