Prayer said at town council meeting despite lawsuit

POINT PLEASANT - The Lord's Prayer was said at the start of a town council meeting in Point Pleasant Tuesday night.

Nearly two weeks ago, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Jewish resident who says her rights are violated every time the Christian prayer is said in government meetings.

Town council members agreed to hold a moment of silence in place of the traditional prayer. But a small group of people at the meeting recited the prayer during the moment of silence in protest.

Father Paul Varga of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church said he will attend the next meeting and continue to exercise his freedom of speech.

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