In the United States
From SCOTUSblog’s “Opinion analysis: Prayers get a new blessing”
“Stopping just short of abandoning a historic barrier to religion in government activity, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled on Monday that local governments may open their meetings with prayers that are explicitly religious and may turn out to be largely confined to expressing the beliefs of one faith…..
…The four dissenters complained that the new ruling will strike a heavy blow against the nation’s tradition of religious pluralism, and will lead to prayers that will actively promote a single faith’s religious values. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the main dissent, joined by Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Breyer also wrote a dissenting opinion speaking only for himself; that opinion focused more narrowly on the facts in this specific case.
Thus the ruling came out five to four, in favor of the practice in a modest sized town in upstate New York — Greece, which is near Rochester. The case is Town of Greece v. Galloway. A federal appeals court had struck down the practice, finding it focused so heavily on Christian prayers that it amounted to official city endorsement of that faith.”
What Vos said at the recent GOP convention is simply a repeat of what a certain dominant band of Republicans “said” when O’Keefe gotcha-ed Senator Mike Ellis:
“We should never have had a cap,” he said. “The next time around, that cap will be gone. “
From, “Assembly Speaker Robin Vos promises further voucher school expansion“