I’m ranting a bit about religious equality over at The Broad Side today in response to a Supreme Court case regarding the appropriateness of Christian prayers before secular government meetings. Here’s a little bit of the post:
Religious references abound. They are everywhere, most of them Christian, because most Americans are Christian. 90% of members of Congress are Christian. All but one of the Supreme Court Justices are Christian. Every single president has been Christian. And most of the prayers at town meetings in Greece, New York are Christian.
But 22% of Americans are not Christian and we are not equally represented. Our sensibilities are dismissed or assuaged with religious tokenism, a guest rabbi or a local Imam, maybe a Unitarian. Then it’s back to the usual menu of Christianity, the faith of the majority but not the national religion.
You can check out the whole thing at The Broad Side!
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