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MadCo Commission ignores request to stop prayers

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The commission intends to continue prayers before meetings. The commission intends to continue prayers before meetings.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison County Commission is ignoring complaints from an Atheist group and sticking with prayer at its meetings. The commission held a prayer before the start of Wednesday's meeting despite two different letters from the Wisconsin atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation.

The FFRF called on Commission Chairman Dale Strong to stop the prayers. Strong's response was pointed and direct. "I promise you this: we are not going to relent. We're going to continue forward with how we conduct business in Madison County and I promise you we are not going to bow down to folks from Madison, Wisconsin," said Strong.

The next commission meeting is set for September 11. Chairman Strong said there will be a prayer before that meeting too.

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