The Supreme Court has chosen not to hear a case challenging mealtime prayers at a state-funded military college. Lower courts had ruled that the Virginia Military Institute violated the separation of church and state by holding the prayers, even though cadets were not required to participate. The court said that cadets were coerced into participating because of the school’s culture of “obedience and conformity.”
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