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Atheists and secularists swiftly responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that prayers at a New York town’s local council meetings do not violate the U.S. Constitution, announcing a nationwide resource program to equip atheists and humanists to deliver secular invocations at government meetings. The American Humanist Association, a secular activist group, seized upon the decision by focusing in on a portion of the ruling that calls for local governments to be fair to theological views within their jurisdictions. Rather than remain silent while Christians and other people of faith pray at government meetings, the secular group is encouraging nonbelievers to also exercise their right to offer public invocations. More