Prayer violates constitution

    Homer, Alaska (KINY) A prayer before Kenai Borough Assembly meetings violates Alaska law, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

    The Homer News reported the court ruled the Kenai Peninsula Borough policy violated a ban on government establishment of an official religion.

    The policy said invocations could only be delivered by chaplains that serve in the military and law enforcement or by members of locally established religious organizations.

    An atheist, a member of the Satanic Temple and a member of Homer's Jewish community applied to give invocations but were denied because they didn't belong to official organizations with an established presence on the peninsula.

     

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