S. Indiana commissioners return prayer to meetings

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A southern Indiana county's commissioners have returned prayer to their meetings following the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling affirming local governments' right to include prayers in official proceedings.

The Daviess County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution stating that it gives citizens an opportunity to pray at the beginning of public meetings for the county.

Commissioner Larry Wilson called the resolution "very appropriate" in light of the high court's May 5 ruling.

The Washington Times-Herald reports Rev. Christopher Wiles of the Church of Christ then offered the first prayer for a county meeting in decades. He said it's "good to see the separation of church and state breaking down."

County Attorney Grant Swartzentruber says the opportunity to offer a prayer under the new resolution will be open to anyone.

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