Group wants Sevier Co. Commission to stop reciting Lord's Prayer

8:38 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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An out-of-state group is once again going after an East Tennessee County and its practice of reciting the Lord's Prayer.

The Lord's Prayer has been part of Sevier County commission meetings for years. Back in 2010, a group called "Americans United" threatened to sue over the practice. They also asked the country to remove its Ten Commandments display.

The county did not reply to the threats, and nothing happened, but now, two years later, the group is back.

In a release, a spokesperson for the group says "Sevier County commissioners have singled out one faith for favored government treatment. That's unconstitutional and unfair."

Americans United is asking the commission to stop reciting the Lord's Prayer and remove a Christian poster from its meeting room.

Sevier County Commissioner Phil King told us the full commission will discuss the matter at its next meeting.

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