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Councilman Not Allowed to Pray in the 'Name of Jesus' at City Meetings

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Faith community to have prayer vigil and demonstration in support of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Councilman praying in the “Name of Jesus” at City Council meetings.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Fredericksburg City Council has told the Rev. Hashmeal Turner that he is not allowed to pray in the “Name of Jesus,” at City Council meetings.

The vigil will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 P.M., in front of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, City Hall building. The location is 715 Princess Anne Street.

The group will be supporting City Council member, the Rev. Hashmeal Turner, as he has filed an historic federal lawsuit against the City of Fredericksburg arguing that his First Amendment rights are being violated.

This marks the first time a lawsuit of this nature has been filed in federal court.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “We are gathering in support of the Rev. Hashmeal Turner’s right to pray according to his own faith tradition. No one should be told how they are to pray by civil authorities. The First Amendment affords every American the right to worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience and faith practice. By denying Councilman Turner the right to pray in the 'Name of Jesus,' the City of Fredericksburg is crushing the principles of religious freedom and liberty. Both are cornerstones of a free and open society.”

For more information or interviews contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741