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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
GREECE, NY (Worthy News)-- An atheist is set to deliver the opening "prayer" before the town board of Greece, N.Y., the epicenter of the recent U.S. Supreme Court's case concerning public prayer, according to Cleveland.com.
Dan Courtney will open the July 15 Greece Town Board meeting with a prayer on the theme of inclusion, but to whom will this prayer be addressed as Courtney is a member of the Atheist Society of Rochester?
Two Greece residents have already lost challenges to the town's practice of prayer before meetings after they both claimed that Christian prayers made them "uncomfortable". But the Supreme Court upheld the practice, declaring such prayers in keeping with national traditions.
Greece officials said people of any religious denomination are welcome to deliver the opening prayer, but by giving the floor to an atheist, is the town board suggesting that atheism represents a belief in disbelief?