Charleston, West Virginia (AP) — A city in West Virginia was ordered on Tuesday to stop holding a council meeting with the Lord’s Prayer.
Judge John T. Copenhaver, Judge of the U.S. District Court, said the practice of the Parkersberg City Council meeting with New Testament prayers prohibits the government from supporting one religion more than any other religion. We have ruled that it violates the provisions of Article 1 of the Amendment.
The judge issued a permanent injunction for the prayer recital and inflicted $ 1 on damages to each plaintiff.
Copenhaver has ruled in a proceeding filed by the Freedom of Religion Foundation. A Madison, Wisconsin-based group and two of its members sued the city in 2018.
According to the proceedings, residents stood at each meeting of the Parkersburg City Council and prayed with members of the parliament. Parkersburg plaintiffs Daryl Cobranchi and Eric Engle attended several meetings, remained seated, and did not attend prayer recitals.
West Virginia City Council ordered to stop chanting the Lord’s Prayer
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