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The Bobster
12-03-2015, 02:54 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ACLU-Threatening-Pennsylvania-Town-over-Lords-Prayer-360452781.html

ACLU Threatens Pennsylvania Town Over Lord's Prayer
Published 4 hours ago

The American Civil Liberties Union may sue a western Pennsylvania municipality because it opens its council meetings with the Lord's Prayer.

ACLU attorney Sara Rose tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review she's received a complaint from a Monroeville resident.

She says government-endorsed prayers violate the First Amendment, which courts have ruled bars governments from showing any kind of preference for a particular religion.

Mayor Greg Erosenko declined to comment, saying he'd have to consult with the municipality's solicitor, Bruce Dice.

Dice has said a Supreme Court decision allowing prayer at a New York town's council meetings makes it legal in Monroeville.

Rose says that's not accurate because meetings in Greece, New York, open with prayers from representatives of different religions.

The Bobster
12-09-2015, 03:53 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ACLU-Threatens-to-Sue-Municipality-Over-Lords-Prayer-At-Council-Meeting-Monroeville-361265931.html

Pennsylvania Town Mulling Prayer Ordinance After ACJew Threat
Published 5 hours ago

A western Pennsylvania municipality is studying an ordinance governing prayer before its council meetings after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue over the Lord's Prayer. :mad:

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Monroeville council opened Tuesday night's meeting without the prayer for the first time in 14 years.

The ACLU last week sent the municipality a letter threatening to sue on behalf of an offended :rolleyes: resident.

The ACLU says government-endorsed prayers violate the First Amendment, which courts have ruled bars governments from showing any kind of preference for a particular religion.

Mayor Greg Erosenko says, "it's very sad that we have to take a look and change things.'' Monroeville's solicitor says the municipality is conducting "due diligence'' to prepare the ordinance, but declined further comment.