LEAGUE CITY A Plano-based nonprofit law firm has stepped in to offer the city council help in writing a policy regarding prayer at meetings and free legal help in case of a lawsuit.

The Liberty Institute has offered to help leaders in League City craft an invocation policy that will protect the city s practice of prayer at council meetings while avoiding mistakes made by other municipalities.

League City s practice of opening council meetings with a prayer became a hot topic after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, sent a letter to Mayor Tim Paulissen asking that the city stop.

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