(Winston-Salem Journal) — Prayer is coming back to meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, although there will be no mention of Jesus.

At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union is trying to stop prayers before sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly that are “explicitly sectarian and favor only one religion, Christianity,” according to a letter sent from ACLU attorney Katherine Parker to N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper on Thursday.

Forsyth County commissioners decided on Thursday that they will personally lead non-sectarian prayers at the start of future meetings, although board members will have the choice of offering a moment of silence or not praying at all.

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