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10 Times Barack Obama Pleased Evangelicals

10 Times Barack Obama Pleased Evangelicals

2. Amicus Brief in favor of Christian Prayers

In 2013, Obama's Justice Department filed an amicus brief on behalf of a New York town that was being sued for having Christian prayers at their town meetings.

Known as Town of Greece v. Galloway, the case was brought by two residents against the town leadership for allowing sectarian Christian prayers to open their meetings.

"The unbroken history of the offering of prayer in Congress, for example, has included a large majority of Christian prayer-givers and a substantial number of prayers with identifiably sectarian references," stated the amicus brief.

"Neither federal courts nor legislative bodies are well suited to police the content of such prayers, and this Court has consistently disapproved of government interference in dictating the substance of prayers."

In 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Town of Greece could have Christian prayers at their public meetings.

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