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MAY 5, 2014

McMaster applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing prayer in government

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has come back with a decision to allow prayer at the opening of local government meetings. When Great Falls was sued for this very issue Henry McMaster stood up for the people of South Carolina against the ACLU. At the time he had this to say:

“If the ACLU sues you, call me up. We’ll defend you. We’ll help you,” said former Attorney General Henry McMaster. “One day I believe that the United States Supreme Court will recognize that they’ve gone off the deep end with their rulings against prayer. And they will come back to realize that the Constitution of the State and of the United States provides that people have a Freedom of Religion. That means they can pray wherever they want to however they want to.”

On hearing the U.S. Supreme Court decision Mr. McMaster said, “This decision has been a long time coming. We fought off these frivolous lawsuits on behalf of South Carolina time and again on this very issue. We don’t need the ACLU, federal government or anyone else interfering with South Carolinians fundamental right to Freedom of Religion.”

To learn more about the situation in Great Falls, click here.

To learn more about the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to uphold prayer at government meetings, please reference this article on USA Today.

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