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Young Republicans Defeat Resolution on Prayers in Public Schools

A resolution calling on Congress to initiate an amendment to the Constitution, to permit official prayers in public schools, was defeated by a narrow margin at a meeting of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Young Republican Club.

A number of such proposals have been offered in both the House and Senate in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing a New York State Board of Regents prayer for public schools in the state. No action has yet been taken by either House in Washington.

The motion declared that “we believe that prayer is an integral part of the educational process and should be permitted in the public schools.” It was defeated after lively debate by a vote of 17 to 14.