HAMMOND | A construction company that had its license revoked to work in the city lost an appeal to have it reinstated Monday at a City Council meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Hammond City Council likely will again debate the merits of opening its sessions with prayer after a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayer at local government meetings is constitutionally permissible, even if those prayers regularly favor one religion…
INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.
I’m writing in response to John Anderson’s Sept. 5 letter. He cites Matthew 6:5 and uses this verse, which supposedly condemns praying in public, to try to evade the issue of prayer in school.
Those who say they are Christian quite often voice opinions that praying to God in public places such as public schools is what Jesus taught.
Phil Wieland's column regarding prayer in public meetings was in tone, as well as content, another slap at Christianity. His remarks about the crucifixion were insulting and ignorant.
The recent Times editorial “Government meetings aren’t prayer meetings” provides a welcome opportunity to explain why the office of the attorney general files friend-of-the-court briefs on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., joined many fellow congressmen in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers at government meetings.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined many fellow state attorneys general in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers at government meetings.
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., joined many fellow senators in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers at government meetings.
We marveled at the success of the Blackhawks winning the championship. The celebration brought out 3,000 or more fans to help celebrate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and 22 other states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appellate court ruling that prohibited a New York town from beginning its monthly council meetings with a consistently Christian prayer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican leaders controlling the Indiana House and Senate schedules will continue starting legislative session days with a prayer, even as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the practice.
Belief in a supernatural God, and prayer to a supernatural being, should be a personal choice, not governed or dictated by public officials.
The First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." There is nothing said about the separation of church and state in the foregoing sentence.
HAMMOND | Marking a change in tradition, the Hammond City Council observed a moment of silence at Monday's meeting — instead of a prayer.
HAMMOND | Hammond City Council President Michael Opinker said Thursday he will end the practice of prayer at City Council meetings pending the U.S. Supreme Court's review of prayer at local government meetings.
HAMMOND | City Councilman Anthony Higgs said he will continue to offer a prayer at Hammond City Council meetings, amid the U.S. Supreme Court's review of the practice at local government meetings.
While I appreciate all Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is doing in our community and the difference he has been making, I take exception to his proposal to end prayer before council meetings.
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