ACLU Sues Franklin County Missouri For Holding Prayer at Meetings
The ACLU sued Franklin County today for saying prayers at meetings.
CBS Local reported:
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing an eastern Missouri county in an effort to halt prayers at county commission meetings.
The Washington Missourian reports that the suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis by the ACLU on behalf of an anonymous resident of Franklin County. It alleges that the commission begins meetings with a prayer in violation of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.
Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer has said he prefers to fight the ACLU but is concerned about spending taxpayer money in litigation.
Hat Tip Ed
UPDATE: Franklin County not St. Louis County.