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Mar 06, 2012 13:48
Category: Religious News

Public Meeting - Prayer

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - In North Carolina, a Rowan County
commissioner has opened the board's latest public meeting with a
Christian prayer, despite a warning from the state chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union that doing so could trigger a
lawsuit.
     The Salisbury Post reports that Commissioner Jon Barber opened
Monday's meeting with an invocation asking for a blessing in the
name of Jesus, as has long been the board's practice.
     The ACLU recently began contacting local governments across
North Carolina after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a
ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.,
that found sectarian prayers at public meetings violate First
Amendment protections.
     An ACLU spokesman said Monday the group will now consider filing
a lawsuit against the county.