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Connections: Changes to Greece's Invocation Rules


The town of Greece adopted a new policy for invocations before town meetings. The town now requires that those giving an invocation be part of "assemblies with an established presence in the town of Greece that regularly meet for the primary purpose of sharing a religious perspective", and opponents believe this excludes atheists. This hour we have a slew of guests that will debate this issue:

  • Dan Courtney, atheist who delivered the first invocation after the Greece v. Galloway ruling
  • Dahlia Lithwick, reporter
  • Ron Lindsay, President & CEO, Center for Inquiry
  • Brett Harvey, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Note: the town of Greece declined our invitation to be on this program

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.