ACLU wants Virginia county to pay tab for prayer fight

POSTED: 3:13 AM Apr 08 2013   UPDATED: 12:56 PM Apr 08 2013

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will discuss its options this week after losing a court battle over prayer.     

A federal judge issued an injunction on March 27 barring the board from opening meetings with prayers associated with any one religion.    

The decision came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Barbara Hudson.    

The Danville Register & Bee ( ) reports that the board plans to discuss its options on Tuesday during a closed-door meeting with its attorney in the case, state Sen. Bill Stanley.      

The ACLU filed a petition Friday asking the judge to order the board to pay Hudson's legal fees in the case, almost $60,000.    

Stanley says the board will challenge the petition.