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  • Appeals court weighs county commissioners’ prayers

    February 2 2016 by Daniel James Devine, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Appeals court weighs county commissioners’ prayers

    The elected members of the Rowan County, N.C., Board of Commissioners have been regularly praying in Jesus’ name at meetings since 2007. Some county residents aren’t happy about it. On Jan. 27, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a case challenging the right to Christian prayers at the gatherings.

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  • Ky. county clerk prays, denies same-sex marriages

    July 23 2015 by Mike Wynn, USA Today Network | with 0 comments
    Ky. county clerk prays, denies same-sex marriages

    Rowan County’s clerk Kim Davis prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples, she testified in federal court, and she said believes she is upholding her oath under the Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning expects to release a decision around Aug. 11.

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