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Franklin Co. commissioners adopt new prayer policy

UNION, Mo. (AP) — Commissioners in an eastern Missouri county hope their new policy on prayers resolves concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.

KSDK-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/MAgIMQ ) reports that the Franklin County Commission voted Tuesday for a new policy that calls on volunteers to offer a prayer at the beginning of each meeting. The ACLU sued last month to stop Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer’s practice of praying at the meetings.

The ACLU suit said the practice violated the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.

A message left Tuesday with the ACLU of Eastern Missouri was not immediately returned.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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