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Supreme Court rules prayer before government meetings constitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the practice of prayer before government meetings.
 
Gering's city council is one of many in the panhandle that practice prayer before each council meeting.

Time is set aside at the beginning of each meeting for a local pastor to recite a prayer, often asking God to bless the council members and allow them to make the best decisions for the city and residents.

Gering Mayor, Ed Mayo, says they will continue the practice in gering following the U.S. Supreme Court's declaration that the practice is constitutional.
 
"They affirmed that the practice of prayer before legislative bodies has firmly been embedded in the history and traditions of the nation."
 
The Supreme Court's affirmation comes after a 5-year legal battle stemming from a complaint that the practice of prayer before government bodies violates the constitution.
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