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La Grange [North Carolina] Town Council to bring back prayer despite federal ruling

October 5, 2011

[enctoday.com – La Grange, NC] By Wesley Brown

Debate over sectarian prayer at government meetings reaches Supreme Court

The La Grange Town Council broke its silence Monday, challenging the boundaries set between church and state in the U.S. Constitution to once again pray aloud together for guidance an inspiration in representing the people of the town.

After 20 months of reserving a pre-meeting invocation to its own personal thoughts, the seven-member board could not longer keep quiet.

The board unanimously voted to side with its religious aspirations over federal judges who have ruled in a number of judgments — the most recent handed down in July — that the use of prayer to open a public meeting violates the Bill of Rights’ First Amendment… Read story»

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