Rowan County Commission prays behind closed doors - WFLA News Channel 8

Rowan County Commission prays behind closed doors

Posted: Updated:
SALISBURY, N.C. -

Rowan County commissioners have obeyed a court order and did not pray in public at their latest meeting.

Instead, they went behind closed doors for prayer before the meeting Monday.

A federal judge issued an injunction last month that blocked commissioners from offering prayers specific to one religion at their meetings.

Commission Chairman Jim Sides says the panel disagrees with the court order. But Sides says the commission will comply with the order while the U.S. Supreme Court hears a similar prayer case.

The American Civil Liberates Union had sued in March on behalf of three Rowan County residents who complained that commissioners were alienating members of the community by opening their meeting with a prayer for one specific religion.

RELATED ARTICLES

Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.