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Wilmington City Council May Bring Back Prayer to Meetings

A member of the Wilmington City Council is trying to bring prayer back to the council's meetings.

Media outlets report the council voted Jan. 3 to get rid of a prayer that had been used for decades to start meetings.

City Councilman Samuel Guy announced online that he plans to sponsor a resolution on Thursday to bring prayer back "because that helps keep the devil out.'' The bill already has five co-sponsors and just needs one more vote for it to pass.

Council President Hanifa Shabazz, who sponsored the new council rules, said last month that replacing the Christian prayer with a silent reflection would be an appropriate way to separate church and state and allow people of all faiths to gather themselves.


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Guy couldn't be reached for comment.

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