Va. Reinstates Prayer Policy for Police Chaplains

April 29, 2010

Virginia State Police chaplains can invoke Jesus during prayers again.

State Police Superintendent Stephen Flaherty reinstated a policy allowing chaplains to use the name Jesus on Wednesday. Flaherty rescinded that policy after a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling two years ago. The court said prayers delivered on behalf of governments can't favor one religion over another.

Religious groups had asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to reinstate the policy and the governor says chaplains should be allowed to pray according to their consciences.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 92410159 -