Ed Brayton comments on a political maneuver in South Carolina:
In South Carolina, the state legislature recently considered a bill to allow one such display, called the Foundations of American Law and Government, to be displayed in public buildings, including schools. Some legislators who oppose the idea came up with a clever way to weaken the bill: amend it to add the Lord’s Prayer to the display, thus making it much more likely to be overturned in court.
Brilliant! This is political aikido, using politicians’ need to pander shamelessly to the religious right against them. I love it.
Its about time that some people realize that being beholden to the religious right can have disadvantages that can be exploited.