Saturday, September 10, 2011

Appeals Court To Hear Greece Town Prayer Case


The D&C reports: The U.S. Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Monday in a case filed by Greece residents objecting to sectarian prayers at Greece Town Board meetings.

Represented by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Greece residents Linda Stephens and Susan Galloway sued the town and Town Supervisor John Auberger in 2009 over a long-standing policy of opening Town Board meetings with a prayer.

The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian organization, has represented the town pro bono.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Siragusa ruled in favor of the town and dismissed the suit in August 2010.
  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not that anyone is interested, but here is a link explaining the viewpoint of the plaintiffs:

http://blip.tv/indy-tv/indy-tv-episode-29-lawsuit-against-town-of-greece-ny-over-sectarian-prayer-2580036

SCATS said...

TY 5:30PM. I'm interested ;)

Anonymous said...

No matter how much the dirty little man preys he is still going to the hot place. At last count he has broken 8 of the 10 Commandments and he still has time to get the other 2.

Anonymous said...

"dirty little man preys" Was that spelling choice a little joke or a freudian slip. For he does want us to "pray" but he definitely liked to "prey" upon that which was not his.

Anonymous said...

Well something ought to be done about all this Town Board Praying. I been there and listened to a Catholic Priest, a Baptist Minister and a couple of them not sure born again fellows flap their gums. My cousin is a member of a Pentecostal Holy Roller group that meets in a rental storage unit cause they can't get anybody else to rent to them, and when he went to Town Hall and asked about offering up a message he dang near got hauled off in handcuffs.

He said some fat woman there freaked when she asked what he had in his satchel and he opened it to show her the snakes his group takes up. Way he was treated don't seem right to me, no sir, his snakes are every bit as clean and more decent than them elected officials,