Atheist group may sue Brevard over invocation

County commission votes unanimously against group's request

VIERA, Fla. - Brevard County could soon be sued because of invocations said before commission meetings.

An atheist group had asked the commission to be put in the rotation to deliver an invocation before meetings.

Local 6 News partner Florida Today reports that commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday that the group does not qualify.

The group, called the Central Florida Freethought Community, says it is considering filing a discrimination lawsuit.

Commissioners say that they want the invocation to be an opening prayer presented by members of the faith community.

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