Aside from my hometown’s new bishop, another community I knew as a lad and young adult is in the news.
The problem isn’t only that there’s prayer, but that it’s predominantly Christian. If only Greece non-Christians could sign up to offer their alternatives, they might have sunk the whole deal like the Infamous 2011 Nativity Hijack. There’s nothing like a non-Christian address to give some perspective.
Are Greece Christians sufficiently connected to both their faith and to their civic duty that they couldn’t or wouldn’t track the beginning of their town meetings? Or is this about making a provocative public demonstration, more so than prayer, their community, or even God? Taking something all the way to the SCOTUS is certainly provocative. And more expensive than setting up a prayer lottery to see who’s really committed on the shores of Lake Ontario.