Forsyth commissioners approve prayer policy

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The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an invocation policy that will bring back sectarian prayer before commissioner meetings.

Monday’s vote formalized what commissioners had indicated in a straw vote at Thursday’s briefing session.

Under the policy, the county will publish a notice inviting “religious leaders or chosen leaders of any assembly that periodically and regularly meets in Forsyth County for the purpose of worshiping or discussing their religious perspectives” to offer an invocation before commissioner meetings.

County Attorney Davida Martin said that includes leaders of assemblies of agnostics or nonbelievers, as earlier drafts of the invocation policy had stated.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal

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