TOMS RIVER - (AP) - A dispute in Point Pleasant Beach over the saying of the Lord's Prayer at public meetings could take on a new life.
Point Pleasant Beach Borough's council has already agreed to discontinue saying the prayer at the start of meetings, a practice that dates back to the mid-1990s.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last month after a borough resident objected to the reading, saying it was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
Last week, the council approved a resolution that allows council members to begin meetings with a nonsectarian prayer. An attorney representing the ACLU tells the Asbury Park Press of Neptune that the resolution could lead to another lawsuit.
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