Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers Before Public Meetings

(The Christian Institute) — Welsh councillors have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it “discriminatory.”

Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society.

But the Council has said it will not bow to pressure, adding that in 2012 “the vast majority” of council members said they wanted prayers to continue in their current format.

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