Atheist To Give Invocation At Greece Town Board Meeting

07.15.14 | FL News Team


An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer.Dan Courtney said he asked the town of Greece right after the 5-4 decision in May for an opportunity to deliver the "non-theist" message. He'll have one minute to speak tonight and says he plans to read from the Declaration of Independence. The court's conservative majority declared the prayers in line with national traditions and said the content is not significant as long as the prayers don't denigrate non-Christians or try to win converts. The town argued persons of any faith were welcome to give the invocation.