Humanists Demand $30,000 For Citizen -- Member of the Public-- Praying at Maryland County Public Meeting
CBS NEWS reports:
A national humanist group is asking a federal judge in Baltimore to hold the elected leaders of a rural Maryland county in contempt and fine them $30,000 for violating his order barring them from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.
The Washington-based American Humanist Association gave Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier a pass last week when she defied U.S. District Judge William Quarles' preliminary injunction by reciting a prayer invoking Jesus Christ. But the association claimed on Wednesday that the board again violated the order this week by authorizing an ally to deliver an overtly Christian prayer from the audience at a meeting Tuesday morning.