Atheists and Christians Discuss Public Prayer
On Wednesday, November 6th, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments involving prayers or invocations at public meetings. This year the Rapid City Common Council has been threatened with a lawsuit for hosting predominantly Christian invocations before meetings. At issue is the First Amendment establishment clause that prohibits Congress, and by legal extension, governmental bodies, from establishing or promoting a particular religion.
In this first of a five-part series, SDPB’s Victoria Wicks talks with atheists and Christians to learn how far apart their views are when it comes to prayer at public meetings.