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Conservative Legal Groups Raise Concerns Over Biden’s New Public School Prayer Guidance

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Keisha Russell, counsel at the First Liberty Institute, said in a statement emailed to The Christian Post on Tuesday that there are concerns with the newly released guidance. She warned that “the administration’s new guidance relies on old propositions derived from the overturned Lemon decision,” referring to a 1971 Supreme Court decision. The decision allowed for government involvement in religion provided that it served a secular purpose, did not inhibit or advance religion and did not result in an excessive entanglement of church and state. More recent Supreme Court decisions have moved away from the so-called “Lemon Test” standard advanced by the 1971 decision and other 20th century rulings, with the high court deciding that religious expression on government property does not have to fulfill the aforementioned three-pronged standard… (READ MORE)

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