Bideford Town Council is being taken to court over its insistence on having prayer in local council meetings.
The proceedings are due to be hear in the High Court on Friday, December 2 following the National Secular Society’s challenge.
According to the National Secular Society site: “The NSS is taking Bideford Town Council in Devon to court after receiving a complaint from one of its councillors, Clive Bone, that he was disadvantaged and embarrassed as a non-believer by the saying of prayers as part of council business. He has either to sit through them or leave the room without leave of the Mayor. The Council even rejected a suggested compromise period of silence.”
Read the full story on the National Secular Society site
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