Man Challenging County Prayers Asks to Give Invocation

One of two plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought against the Hamilton County Commission to block opening prayers at commission sessions wants to deliver one of the invocations. According to Chattanoogan.com, Tommy Coleman told commission members that he is a pastor of the Universal Life Church and would like to get on the schedule. The chair of the commission directed him to staff that handle the calendar. Coleman and colleague Brandon Jones are appealing a decision by U.S. District Judge Sandy Mattice not to grant an injunction blocking the prayers.