ACLU Sues N.J. Town Over Lord’s Prayer
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey town on behalf of a former Jewish employee.
The suit against Point Pleasant Beach contends that the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at municipal council meetings, which the council has done since the mid-1990s, is unconstitutional because it shows preference for a particular religion, according to reports.
The former employee, who was unnamed in reports about the suit, said the prayer made her feel uncomfortable.
Kevin Riordan, an attorney for Point Pleasant Beach, said there was no intention to discriminate against any one religion and that no one had complained before.