mother-prayer-620x389An atheist legal group has filed a motion accusing commissioners in Maryland of repeatedly defying a judge’s order prohibiting them from praying during public meetings. The American Humanist Association is accusing Carroll County, Md., commissioners of again violating a preliminary injunction after the board apparently invited Bruce Holstein, a campaign manager for one of the commissioners, to speak at Monday’s meeting. Holstein reportedly read a statement that criticized the judge’s order and uttered a prayer explicitly invoking Jesus Christ’s name. Since none of the commissioners stepped in to stop the speech, the association is now taking action. “We regret this action had to be taken, but the commissioners have now broken the law twice,” attorney Monica Miller said in a statement. More