How Hays County Government Promotes Religion, Part 1

Some strange events occurred in Hays County a year ago, on October 16, 2012, when its Commissioners Court adopted a resolution and a policy and procedures relating to invocations held at the beginning of its regular meetings.  The policy and procedure established religion as a bona fide part of Hays County government and excluded participation in its invocations by the non-religious.  How the Court took this action is as strange as what it did.

Chaplain Gary Smith gives an invocation before the Hays County Commissioners Court