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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.”