Freedom From Religion Foundation

Texas AG OK’s Prayer in Court Over Atheist Group’s Objections

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating it does not violate the Establishment Clause to open a court session with the statement “God save the State of Texas and this Honorable Court” or to open court with a prayer, or have a volunteer chaplain program to facilitate those prayers. An atheist group from Wisconsin had complained about the practice.

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City in Texas Sues Church over Jesus Sign

“Jesus Welcomes You To Hawkins,” reads a church’s sign in the city of Hawkins, Texas. But some atheists don’t appreciate the welcome, so the city is suing the church in order to fend off a lawsuit from the atheists.

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