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Carroll County Reverts To Disputed Prayer Policy

The Carroll County Commissioners are reverting to a disputed prayer policy in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

05/08/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Court Reversal Sought in Carroll County Public Prayer Case

A legal battle over Christian prayer at Carroll County government meetings goes on, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in a similar case in New York state.

05/06/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Court Lifts Bar to Christian Prayer in Md. County

An order that barred elected leaders of Carroll County, Maryland, from opening their public meetings with prayers invoking the name of Jesus Christ was lifted Monday by a federal judge, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved of Christian prayers opening town board meetings in New York state.

05/05/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Carroll County Will Comply With Judge’s Prayer Order

The Carroll County Commissioners say they’ll reluctantly obey a federal judge’s order barring them from starting their public meetings with sectarian prayers.

04/08/2014

File photo of a person praying. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Contempt Order Sought in Md. Public Prayer Case

The American Humanist Association is asking a federal judge to hold the Carroll County Commissioners in contempt for violating his order barring them from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.

04/02/2014

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Carroll County Commissioner ‘Willing To Go To Jail’ Opening Meeting With Prayer Despite Judge’s Ruling

A Carroll County commissioner said she was “willing to go to jail” opening up a board meeting with a prayer despite a federal judge in Maryland ruling the board has to stop with opening meetings with prayers that reference Jesus Christ or any specific deity.

03/28/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Halts Prayers at Carroll County Board’s Meetings

A federal judge in Maryland says the Board of County Commissioners for Carroll County has to stop with opening meetings with prayers that reference Jesus Christ or any specific deity

03/26/2014

File photo of a person praying. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

High Court Wrestles With Prayer in Government

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings.

11/06/2013

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Roberts During Prayer Hearing: ‘We’ve Already Excluded The Atheists, Right?’

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings.

11/06/2013

President Barack Obama says he "felt the spirit of Jesus Christ" on a recent visit to Israel and it made this Easter particularly special for him. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Obama: Israel Trip Made Easter Particularly Special, ‘Felt The Spirit Of Jesus Christ’

President Barack Obama says he “felt the spirit of Jesus Christ” on a recent visit to Israel and it made this Easter particularly special for him.

04/05/2013

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