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Group complains about commission prayers

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group from Wisconsin has sent a letter of complaint to a central Kentucky mayor about prayers said by the Danville City Commission during public meetings.

The Advocate-Messenger reports Rebecca S. Markert, who is an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said in the letter to Danville Mayor Bernie Hunstad that the prayers were "unnecessary, inappropriate and divisive."

Hunstad confirmed receiving the letter, but said it didn't change his viewpoint that the commission's prayer to open each meeting is legal.

City attorney Stephen Dexter said he had not reviewed the letter, but had thoroughly researched the issue and is "confident that we're abiding by the law."

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