The Freedom from Religion foundation based in Madison WI sent a letter on January 9 to the Wheeling Council saying a Wheeling citizen and taxpayer contacted them to report that the Wheeling City Council starts off each meeting with a prayer, which they say is an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity and violate the establishment clause of the constitution.

River News spoke with Brendan Johnson, a Constitutional Lawyer with the Freedom from Religion Foundation who said keeping religion and government separate is important….

No word yet on a response from the Wheeling City Council or Mayor Glenn Elliott.