Jul 21, 2016
Date Resolved

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a Roanoke County Supervisor proposed adopting a policy that would allow only Christians to offer prayers at Board of County Supervisors meetings. AU explained to the Board that the Supreme Court does not condone discrimination in prayer-giver selection, and warned the Board that acting on this proposal would violate the Constitution. The remainder of the Board agreed and declined to act on the Supervisor’s proposal.