FFRF stops government prayer in Oklahoma (Sept. 10, 2012)

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board has stopped its practice of opening its meetings with Christian prayers.

In an Aug. 1 letter, Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel warned the board to discontinue the prayers, “Time and again, federal courts overturn government-sponsored prayers that are sectarian, denominational, or invoke a particular faith or deity.”

An attorney for the board responded on Sept. 10 that “the OWRB has discontinued the invocational prayer at the beginning of its regular monthly meetings.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation