Atheist group sues California city for opening meetings with explicitly Christian invocations
The city council of Pismo Beach, California is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) for opening its meetings with explicitly Christian invocations.
According to transcripts obtained by FFRF and submitted along with its complaint, between January of 2008 and October of 2013, the city‚Äôs official chaplain, Paul Jones, has called the council meeting to order with a Christian prayer 125 times.
Many of Jones‚Äôs prayers include passages devoted to the role of prayer in public life. On March 18, 2008, Jones said:...