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Good Outcome

When it comes to church-state separation, the news from the U.S. Supreme Court this year can hardly be called good.

On May 5, the high court gave its blessing to official prayers before meetings of municipal government – even if they’re mostly Christian. At the end of June, the justices ruled that certain closely held corporations can deny employees access to birth control in health-care plans if such coverage offends the owners’ religious beliefs.

Court Declines Wisc. Graduation-In-Church Case

The U.S. Supreme Court last month announced that it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling striking down a Wisconsin school district’s use of an evangelical mega-church to hold commencement ceremonies.

Americans United, which brought the legal challenge on behalf of anonymous plaintiffs, hailed the court’s action.

“This case should serve as a warning to public schools that it’s not appropriate to hold important ceremonies like graduation in a religious setting,” said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United.

Supreme Court Right To Skip Wisc. Graduation-In-Church Case, Says Americans United

Appeals Court Said Public School Commencement Ceremonies Should Not Be Held In Religious Settings

 

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling striking down a Wisconsin school district’s use of an evangelical megachurch to hold commencement ceremonies.