Don’t worry, secularists. I’m here to comfort you. To tell you that everything will be OK.
You’re safe. Relax.
Yes, the Supreme Court just ruled that town councils can open their meetings with words that may or may not include the names “Jesus” and/or “God” and/or “Lord.” Yes, this means that, if you make a habit of attending town council meetings in areas with a particularly Christian culture, you might be ruthlessly subjected to 45 seconds — possibly even 60 seconds — of prayer.
Yes, this is all true.
Some leftwing blogs and Twitter accounts today are exploding with rage. The Daily Kos warns of a “war,” while Think Progress screeches that a gaping “hole” has been blown in the “wall of separation between church and state.”
Calm down. Nobody’s blowing any holes in any walls of separation, mostly for the same reason that nobody’s blowing a hole in the protective force field around my house — because there is no protective force field around my house.