Rep. Johnson Applauds Court Decision Protecting Prayer in Congress

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Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court’s decision in Baker v. Conroy rejected a challenge to Congress’ ability to open its meetings with a prayer:

“As an attorney who defended legislative prayer for many years prior to being elected to Congress, I am thankful for the court’s decision invalidating this latest atheist challenge to our cherished tradition. As the Supreme Court has acknowledged many times, ‘we are a religious people, whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.’ I look forward to continuing to start our work in Congress each day as our founders did, with a prayer to God.”

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