If you plan to pray before a Board of Supervisors' meeting in Pittsylvania County, you'd better do it silently.
A federal judge ruled the Board's opening prayer unconstitutional on Wednesday and barred any public prayer that endorses a religion from the meetings.
The action stems from a 2011 lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.
A non-denominational statement before the meeting will be acceptable.
The woman who brought her concerns to the ACLU said the Board consistently opened each of its meetings with prayer that made a specific reference to the Christian faith.. and that violates the First Amendment.