Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union warned the state General Assembly it had to stop opening its sessions with predominately Christian prayers, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review an appellate ruling involving the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
Are House and Senate leaders listening? Yesterday both chambers convened their brief sessions with Christian prayers.
“The practice continues to be unlawful and unconstitutional,” ACLU North Carolina chapter legal director said today.
The ACLU had expressed its concern in a letter to the attorney general, asking him to advise legislators to stop. Although the letter gave Attorney General Roy Cooper until today to respond, he has not yet done so, Parker said.