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Council: No response to prayer objection
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The consensus of the council members Wednesday, after extended discussion, was to take no action and to make no response to the Madison-based organization on its objections to prayers before council meetings. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - The Freedom From Religion Foundation will get no response from the Monroe Common Council on stopping or changing its long-held practice of saying a prayer before its meetings. The consensus of the council members Wednesday, after extended discussion, was to take no action and to make no response to the Madison-based organization on its objections to prayers before council meetings. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the city in January objecting to "the prayers that open Common Council meetings," prayers that it understood to be "pervasively Christian."