By Hemant Mehta
Over the past week, we’ve seen the Supreme Court protect the existence of a Giant Christian Cross on public land, while saying taking it down would be perceived as anti-Christian.
We’ve also seen a Satanist deliver an invocation in front of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Alaska, because a lawsuit forced the elected officials to open their invocations to people of any faith or no faith. It was only after a court compelled them to stop promoting Christianity at meetings that they agreed to an open forum where anyone could sign up to give the opening prayer.
In both cases, the story has been how seriously we take religious neutrality. The Alaskan officials respected it, while the Supreme Court found a workaround to allow Christian supremacy.
Cheryl K. Chumley, writing for the (conservative) Washington Times, is appalled by the results in both of those situations. She can’t believe the Supreme Court had to take the Cross case at all and she can’t deal with a Satanist giving an invocation.
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