Complaint Targets Reno County Commission Prayers

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ The Reno County Commission is
considering changing the tradition of starting every meeting with a
prayer.

The commission was told last week that a national organization
called Americans United for Separation of Church and State had
contacted commission. The group said it had received a complaint
about the prayers from a county resident.

County Counselor Joe O'Sullivan told the commission that the
U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in favor of the national group in
other cases.

The Hutchinson News reports commissioners said they would ask ministers who offered the prayers if they would be willing to offer non-sectarian prayers. If the ministers decline, the commission might consider having a moment of silence.


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