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Prayer Is Not Legal

A brilliantly fair decision all around by Mr Justice Ouseley.

Bideford Town Council prayers ruled unlawful
A Devon town council acted unlawfully by allowing prayers to be said before meetings, the High Court has ruled. Action was brought against Bideford Town Council by the National Secular Society (NSS) after atheist councillor Clive Bone complained.
Mr Justice Ouseley ruled the prayers were not lawful under section 111 of the Local Government Act 1972. However, he said prayers could be said as long as councillors were not formally summoned to attend.

I've reported on the case before so there's more in "Hands together Eyes Closed" 1 and there's the full story with associated links on the BBC website 2

It's a shame it had to go to court before the religious were forced to see sense but at least it is now quite clear.


"Should prayer be compulsory in public meetings?"
"No."

This is No longer one of the Too Many Questions

PEACE
Crispy

1 Hands together Eyes Closed - http://crispysea.blogspot.com/2011/04/hands-together-eyes-closed.html
2 BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-16980025

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