Outrageous Texas Judge Under Fire for Praying in the Courtroom
A Texas judge could be sued for starting every court session with a short prayer.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation alleges that Judge Wayne Mack's invocation is "unconstitutional," and the organization is currently considering a lawsuit.
Mack, accompanied by his attorney, Chelsey Youman, said on "Fox and Friends" that this whole controversy is very "disappointing."
Mack pointed out that both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court start their opening sessions with an invocation, and he's just "following in their footsteps."
He added that the Texas attorney general has ruled that everything he's doing in his courtroom is constitutional.
"We've never forced anybody. We give people the opportunity and they choose to be in the courtroom," Mack said. "They do not have to be in the courtroom when this opening ceremony takes place."
Youman noted that the Supreme Court has ruled on this issue twice before, finding that prayers and invocations are perfectly constitutional in opening sessions in courtrooms.
"If it's constitutional for the Supreme Court, it's constitutional for Judge Mack."
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