Friday, February 11, 2011

Hawaii House Will Continue Prayers, Despite Senate's Opposite Move

Last month, responding to a complaint by the ACLU, the Hawaii state Senate voted to end the practice of opening its sessions with prayer. (See prior posting.) The state House of Representatives, however, will not follow the Senate's lead. AP reports that on Wednesday the Hawaii House adopted new rules that provide for prayer to precede the formal opening of each House session. Prayers can continue to mention God or a deity, but they may not disparage any religion. [Thanks to Alliance Alert for the lead.]