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Greece Post
  • Federal court overturns ruling on prayer at Greece Town Board meetings

  • A federal court ruled Thursday on behalf of two Greece residents who claimed that since 2004, only one non-Christian pastor has been invited to deliver the opening prayer at Greece town council meetings.

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  • A federal court ruled Thursday on behalf of two Greece residents who claimed that since 2004, only one non-Christian pastor has been invited to deliver the opening prayer at Greece town council meetings.
    The decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals said that the district court that previously dismissed the claims of the plaintiffs --Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens --made an error in rejecting their argument that the prayer practice impermissibly affirmed the Town with a single religion – Christianity.
    Greece Town Supervisor John Auberger previously told reporters that the Town of Greece has had prayers at the start of meetings for 10 years and that many other local towns also open their meetings with prayer.
    The Court of Appeals has reversed the decision of U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa and has returned the case to his court for further action consistent with the new decision.
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