Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard: prayer will continue to open legislative sessions

(WTVM) - Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard says prayer will continue to open up the legislative session, despite a legal challenge to the practice that's moving through the courts in New York.

Hubbard says officials are not trying to sway parties one way or another when it comes to religious beliefs, but as state leaders they are asking for divine guidance in representing the people of Alabama.

The Alabama House and Senate always open sessions with a prayer, usually given by a visiting minister, lay leader or by the house and senate leaders themselves.

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