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Hawaii Senate Ends Daily Chamber Prayers

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Hawaii’s state Senate has voted to stop the daily prayer before each session for fear of a possible court challenge. This makes it the first state legislative body in the nation to halt the practice. A citizen’s complaint had prompted the American Civil Liberties Union last summer to send the Senate a letter noting that its invocations often referenced Jesus Christ, contravening the separation of church and state. [The Associated Press]

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