Grey County has a long-standing tradition of opening its city council meetings with a recital of the Lord's Prayer.
Peter Ferguson is trying to change that.
The Kimberley, ON, man has filed legal papers in a bid to end what he calls an "illegal" practice.
In the affidavit sworn by Ferguson, he states that Grey County council's "practice of praying at meetings is breaching my Charter rights to freedom of conscience and religion, as well as the rights of other non-believers, agnostics or atheists, and the followers of non-Christian faiths in Grey County," QMI Agency reports.
Ferguson insists that even though he doesn't believe in God, his campaign isn't anti-Christian.
"The religious aspect is secondary. It's the legal aspect that's important," he said. "It's a matter of principle. I don't believe our politicians should be breaking the law."
Ferguson says he first became "sensitized to the issue" a year and a half ago when Owen Sound's council meetings, which started with the Lord'sRead More »from In Ontario’s Grey County, the Lord’s Prayer is headed to court