FFRF gets W. Va. school board prayers halted (November 2023)

The Wetzel County School Board in West Virginia has agreed to put a stop to opening meetings with prayers.

A community member reported to FFRF that the board opens each meeting with a Christian prayer, led by a board member. On Aug. 28, the meeting opened with a prayer delivered “in Jesus’ name.”

FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line then contacted Board President Linda M. Fonner. In response to FFRF’s complaint, legal representative Richard S. Boothby responded, stating, “At this time, the board plans to cease the practice of offering a prayer/invocation at its official public meetings.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation