WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Carroll County Commissioners aren't yet resuming Christian prayer at their public meetings despite a Supreme Court decision that apparently allows it.
Board President Dave Roush opened Tuesday's meeting with a generic prayer to the "God of us all." Roush said the five commissioners will discuss the matter during their public meeting Thursday.
The board voted in April to suspend its practice of rotating opening prayers among the five commissioners, some of whom preferred prayers invoking Jesus Christ. The board's decision conformed with a court order in a lawsuit that is pending in a federal court in Baltimore.
The judge lifted the preliminary injunction yesterday after the Supreme Court approved Christian prayers said by clergy at public meetings in the town of Greece, New York.