Local religious and government leaders are divided in their reactions to a Supreme Court decision allowing sectarian prayers in government meetings.
One concern raised by petitioners was that minority religions in an area would not have their voice heard. But that worry was not shared by Rabbi Benny Zippel of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, who said he has been included in prayers in Utah on many levels, from Senate sessions to town hall meetings. He called Monday’s decision “a major step in the right direction for this country."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was among those pleased with the ruling: