Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Center senior scholar
Hashmel Turner of Fredericksburg, Va., wears two hats: City Council member and part-time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Love.
Not surprisingly, Rev. Turner wants to pray in the name of Jesus Christ — including when it’s his turn to offer the opening prayer at council sessions.
But on July 23, Turner lost the latest round in his battle to invoke Jesus when the . . .