Councillors in a legal battle to get back their right to pray at council meetings. Eric Pickles fast tracking a bit if legislation he thinks can overturn a High Court ruling. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17082136 What exactly is the purpose of praying at a meeting except consuming time? I'm hoping that the court finds this Localism Act isn't interpreted to give them the right to bring their sun worshipping or sacrificial offerings or prayers or any other nonsense anywhere near a council meeting. They're supposed to be working, on our taxes. The whole thing started when an ex-councillor complained as praying was part of the formal agenda at council meetings in Devon.