Obama Position Disappoints Hamilton County Prayer Opponents

Attorneys for the Obama administration and House and Senate Republicans last week filed "friend of the court" briefs in the case of Greece v. Galloway, in which a New York woman sued the town of Greece to halt prayer before public meetings. The Supreme Court case closely parallels a federal case in Hamilton County, where residents Thomas Coleman and Brandon Jones are suing to halt prayers before the Hamilton County Commission meetings and have them replaced with moments of silence. Coleman said Tuesday he was disappointed by the White House's move. "We were extremely shocked and certainly saw this as causing more problems for freedom of religion down the road," he said. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the story.