Posted: Tuesday, May 6th 2014 at 12:16am
Clarkesville officials acknowledge ruling on prayer
By Rob Moore Editor
Monday night Clarkesville City Councilman Franklin Brown, center, discussed the Supreme Court ruling on prayer. Also shown are Councilman Casey Ramsey, left, and Mayor Terry Greene. (Photo/Rob Moore)
CLARKESVILLE - For many years, the Clarkesville City Council has opened its meetings with prayer.
That tradition continued Monday night, with the Rev. Brian T. Butler, pastor of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, providing the invocation.
After the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, Councilman Franklin Brown commented on Monday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding prayers that open town council meetings as constitutional.
"They said that there's nothing wrong with us saying prayer," Brown said. "I'm glad - we've been doing it anyway."
Clarkesville City Attorney Janney Sanders said the ruling puts the issue to rest - at least for now.
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