The Pittsylvania County, Va., Board of Supervisors is weighing its options after a federal court ruled it must discontinue its prayer practice. According to CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV, supervisors traditionally delivered prayers themselves at public meetings. Because the supervisors each identify as Christian, the prayers subsequently contained exclusively Christian content.
A federal court ruled that this practice violates the First Amendment. The ruling makes it clear that the board may hold prayers, but it must implement a more inclusive policy.