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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fights Over Prayer Drag On At Public Meetings

It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities nationwide. A lawmaker or religious leader leads a prayer before officials begin the business of zoning changes, contract approvals and trash pickup.

11/21/2012