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Despite ruling, Maryland county commissioner mentions Jesus

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014 5:40 AM
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(Westminster, Md.) -- Despite a federal judge's ruling barring opening meetings of Carroll County's Board of County Commissioners with sectarian prayers, a commissioner has started a budget meeting with references to Jesus Christ.

Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier opened a meeting Thursday saying she was willing to go to jail to fight the preliminary injunction. She then quoted a prayer by George Washington that mentions Jesus.

Judge William Quarles Jr. ruled that while a lawsuit over prayers proceeds, the commission may only have non-sectarian prayers.

The American Humanist Association had filed a lawsuit over the prayers. The group said in a letter to county lawyers it would seek a contempt order if there is ``continued defiance'' of the court ruling.

Carroll County is just south of the Mason-Dixon line and borders Adams County.

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  • Larry img 2014-03-28 06:06

    This is a purposeful intention to dictate faith and religion, to exclude and disenfranchise citizens of views and life style, and a territorial intimidation.

    These people who are dictating their faith and religion are only seeking confrontation.

    Only a secular environment promotes faith, peace, tranquility, and good will.

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