KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A recent lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin organization against Hamilton County is giving the Knox County Commission reason to rethink how to preserve it's own tradition and create some guidelines.
Commissioner Mike Hammond told Local 8 News, he is in favor of prayer before the meetings, but also wants to be within the law.
The plan was already in the works when the Knox County Commission received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, requesting they stop praying before meetings.
"I received an opinion [Thursday] from Knox County Law Director Joe Jarrett who has reviewed that letter, he has assured us we are in compliance and we do have every right to have prayer before our meetings," Hammond said.
Hammond said County Commission will meet later this month to iron out a formal policy on the prayer proposal.