Blount County Commission to vote on meeting prayer policy

Blount County Commission to vote on meeting prayer policy

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MARYVILLE (WATE) - The Blount County Commission votes this week on a formal prayer policy for commission meetings.

The resolution notes that the commission has traditionally begun its meetings with a devotional.

The proposed policy calls for no guidelines or limits on content, except that the devotional should not proselytize, advance or disparage any faith or view.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation says it has sent two letters to Blount County asking them to stop those pre-meeting prayers.

Other commissions, including Knox County's, have set written prayer policies after facing similar pressure.

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