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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:10 PM

North Carolina county to pay ACLU $285K for prayer lawsuit

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) The years-long fight over a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join is over, with commissioners agreeing to pay $285,000 in legal fees.

The Salisbury Post reports that Rowan County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the payment to the American Civil Liberties Union, in conjunction with a December court order.

The ACLU represented three county residents who sued over the prayer practice, which began in 2007.

Commissioners Chair Greg Edds called the ACLU "bullies" for its role in the lawsuit. The North Carolina ACLU said in a statement that it was happy courts ruled in their clients' favor.

https://wlos.com/news/local/north-carolina-county-to-pay-aclu-285k-for-prayer-lawsuit

I love how the "bullies" are the ones actually standing up to bullies.

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Reply North Carolina county to pay ACLU $285K for prayer lawsuit (Original post)
Pope George Ringo II Jan 11 OP
MineralMan Jan 11 #1
RKP5637 Jan 11 #3
Pope George Ringo II Jan 11 #4
MineralMan Jan 11 #5
Major Nikon Jan 11 #6
RKP5637 Jan 11 #2
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #7
Mariana Jan 11 #8

Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:14 PM

1. Note to Government: Don't Force Prayers!

It'll cost you plenty. Read the 1st Amendment.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:14 PM

3. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:15 PM

4. The stupidity is rather glaring, isn't it?

It almost overshadows the absurd persecution complex. Almost.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:17 PM

5. Yup. And there have been so many court cases already.

You'd think the county attorney would know about all that, wouldn't you? And yet...

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:20 PM

6. Compounded by the stupidity of the reelection of those idiots

Arpaio stupidity cost Maricopa County tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and there's at least that much backlogged in the courts which will cost them tens of millions more. They actually had to raise taxes to cover it. He remained in office for 24 years before being voted out. It's like watching your neighbor beat himself over the head with a baseball bat and asking him if he has another bat.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:14 PM

2. Excellent!!! So tired of religious freaks trying to force their brand of religion on others!!! n/t

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:30 PM

7. Praying is a private thing to me.

Easily done in private. i don't need witnesses or others to chant w me. More than prayers, saying THANK YOU to me is most important. For a lot of us, even our worst days, are far better than....say russia. Give thanks for the ACLU.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:53 PM

8. Jesus felt that way, too, according to the stories.

He had a pretty low opinion of people who pray ostentatiously in public so everyone can see how righteous they are.

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