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Atheist to give opening prayer at Tulsa City Council meeting

BY BILL SHERMAN - Tulsa World Published: August 27, 2012
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TULSA — An atheist will give the opening prayer Thursday before the Tulsa City Council meeting.

“As far as I know, I’ll be the first to offer a secular invocation,” said Dan Nerren, one of the founders of the Humanist Association of Tulsa.

Nerren is a retired...

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BACKGROUND

The Tulsa City Council has been opening its meetings with prayer since it was created in 1990, when Tulsa switched from a commission form of government.

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