League City officials plan to stand their ground against an atheist group wanting them to stop using prayer during meetings.
Mayor Tim Paulissen says folks from the Liberty Institute have offered to represent the city if need be.
“They're coming down from Dallas to give us a presentation Tuesday about reviewing our current rules on this,” Paulissen tells KTRH News. “But we're not looking to change anything at this point in the game.”
“Unless somebody tells me otherwise, we're going to continue the status quo,” he says.
Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is awaiting a response from the city before deciding whether to take it's complaint further.
“We have not heard from League City yet, so we're not taking any action based comments made to the media,” says the group's Elizabeth Cavell.
Cavell says they're also waiting on a Supreme Court ruling on a similar case in upstate New York. However, the Obama administration last week said prayer should be allowed at local government meetings.