Constitution up for debate in Greenville

A foundation based out of Madison, Wisconsin has approached the Greenville mayor concerning prayer before City Council Meetings. The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote Mayor Allen Thomas yesterday in an effort to protest his lack of separation of church and state.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has more than 19,000 members with 400 in North Carolina that work toward protecting the constitutional right of separation of state and church. The letter puts forth that prayer excludes the 19 percent of citizens that are nonreligious and that local government should not be allowed to exercise such rituals in an official setting.

The mayor responded by urging on his Facebook for voters to make their differences known in the ballot box. He quotes the pledge of allegiance in his comment and states, “It is my choice to support the principles which this country is founded”.

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