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Court affirms policy on prayers at government meetings

turnerThe 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, with an opinion by Judge Designate Sandra Day O’Connor, rejected the claim of a man who said his free speech rights were violated because his fellow members of the Fredericksburg City Council would not let him pray “in Jesus’ name.”

The opinion is here. The Associated Press has comment from the ACLU and the Rutherford Institute, which took up the case of the Rev. Hashmel Turner.

By Peter Vieth

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