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County asks court to drop ban on sectarian prayers

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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 8:15 pm

Forsyth County is asking a federal court to dissolve a 2010 injunction that stopped the county from allowing pastors to give invocations that had sectarian references at the start of county meetings.

In a direct result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving the New York town of Greece, the county is making the case that the prayer policies the court found objectionable here are “strikingly similar” to the ones that the nation’s highest court found constitutional in Greece.

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