“Local paper the Sahuarita Sun’s Andrew Paxton wrote that Mayor Murphy Murphy told reporters that he, Vice Mayor Kara Egbert and Town Manager Kelly Udall would discuss who would speak at each meeting from now on, and that he claims sole authority to decide who gets to speak and set the agenda at meetings…”

“Though it’s too early to say what, if any, action TST-AZ will pursue. In fact, whether or not the move by Sahuarita passes muster may hinge on the outcome of TST-AZ’s existing lawsuit against the City of Scottsdale, which is a case of first impression. For a small town to take such big gamble on a point of unsettled law seems risky. More importantly, this situation highlights how invocation policies are being manipulated by more powerful church interests to exclude minority voices from their communities.”

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