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    • There would be no immediate change if Congress eliminated the opening prayer. But it does legitimize the bias of religion in politics. By eliminating the prayer the hope would be that over time this bias and influence would be minimized and/or eliminated.

    • eliminating a prayer won’t eliminate bias. That’s like suggesting desegregation will eliminate racism. Here we are 50 years later and racism isn’t dead yet.

    • Don't get me wrong, we've come a ways. But the thing is, eliminating one thing does not necessarily make another just go away.

    • I'm thinking "Christian" is capitalized because Christ is considered a proper noun (maybe?) Not sure about Monsignor.