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Government at all levels must represent all citizens. When government bodies open meetings with prayers, inevitably some people are excluded. Even so-called “non-sectarian” prayers can have this effect. Americans United believes there should be no official prayers before government meetings. Individual lawmakers are free to pray on their own, but they should not presume to pray on behalf of their diverse constituents.

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October 2016 Church & State

Non-Theists Need Not Apply

Americans United Lawsuit Challenges Pa. House of Representatives Policy Limiting Invocations To Believers

January 2016 Church & State

God On The Campaign Trail

Months Shy Of November, Religious Issues Are Already Roiling The 2016 Presidential Election

November 2015 Church & State

'Christians-Only' Prayer?

Arizona Town Drops Controversial Invocation Policy After Americans United Complaint

September 2015 Church & State

Atheists Excluded

Americans United And Allies Sue To Bring Real Inclusion To A Florida County’s Invocation Policy