Prayer returns at start of Havelock board meeting

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 08:54 PM.

“Based on legal guidance that we had gotten from our attorney back years ago, we could continue, but was it worth the legal challenge at that time and in the best interest of the citizens and with the costs involved, we felt we couldn’t,” Liner said. “Plus, it restricted how you could do it.”

Liner said his understanding of the Supreme Court ruling is that there are no restrictions now.

Liner said he wrote the prayer, taking parts from other sources, and then presented it to Mayor Will Lewis about 10 minutes before the meeting.

He said he hoped the prayer would return to being a regular part of the meeting.

“I don’t know who’s going to do it next time,” he said. “Hopefully someone else will step forward. If not I’ll have a different prayer.”

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