The Lord's Prayer: Could It Come Back to Sussex County Council?

May 14, 2014

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With a recent federal court decisions to allow the recitation of Christian prayer by clergy at local government meetings some on the Sussex County Council want to bring back the offering of the Lord’s Prayer.

Under a settlement agreement the County Council agreed to end the practice and merely recite the less sectarian 23rd Psalm.

During a 25-minute discussion yesterday Council member Sam Wilson urged his fellow council members to move back to the practice.

But, Council member George Cole said he was not interested in reopening the prayer issue adding that he was comfortable with the compromise of the 23rd Psalm.

Meanwhile, Council member Vance Phillips wanted the issue put back on the agenda for a closed-door session.