Mayor: Prayer breakfasts to be conducted exclusively by private sponsors

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Rev. Fryer is speaking out after the Freedom From Religion Foundation declared the city must cease all sponsorship and organization of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (WRDW-TV / July 3, 2012)

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A decision has come down from the Mayor's Office on the prayer breakfast situation.

Mayor Deke Copenhaver has volunteered to allow the organization, coordination and promotion of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be conducted exclusively by private sponsors.

The breakfast will be listed as a "community prayer breakfast" in order to avoid the appearance of city endorsement."

To see the statement from the Augusta Law Department, click here.

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