Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Interesting Church/State Article

With all the talk of Gordon Klingenschmitt and religion in the military, this is a perfect time for this article to appear. It’s a law review article by William Dobosh, a military lawyer with JAG, arguing that chaplain-led prayers at mandatory military events (as opposed to religious events where attendance is voluntary) are unconstitutional. He examines the issue under all three potential standards – the Lemon test, the endorsement test and the coercion test – and concludes that such prayers are unconstitutional under any of them. I agree with him entirely.