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Pittsylvania County supervisors ask judge to throw out prayer lawsuit

The board's lawyer says the lawsuit is another attempt "to remove any reference to God from public forums"

October 20, 2011|David Seidel | Assignment Manager
Justin Ward

DANVILLE, Va. — Lawyers for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors asked a judge Thursday to throw out a lawsuit over prayers offered at board meetings. 

The American Civil Liberties Union and a county resident, who's identity has not been made public, sued the board for conducting what it described as overtly Christian prayers before each meeting.

In a news release Thursday, the board's lawyer, William Stanley, said the lawsuit it without merit.  "This suit is just  another attempt by the ACLU and anti-First Amendment groups to remove any reference to God from public forums," Stanley wrote.

The board also asked the court to reveal the defendant's identity.

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