Moments of Silence Will Continue to Open Meetings Instead of Prayer

amherst county logoMoments of silence will continue to open meetings of the Amherst Town Council at least for now. The U.S. Supreme Court has given its blessing to sectarian prayers but, according to the News & Advance, Council members, last week, were reluctant to take immediate action involving a prayer policy. The guidelines suggest, while localities need not seek people to deliver the prayers outside its own boundaries, they should be certain to follow a policy of non-discrimination. Which means, practitioners of witchcraft and Satanists potentially could be invited to give an invocation. Council ultimately decided to table the discussion.

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