The lawsuit to end Wood County Commissioners routine prayer and remove the display "In God We Trust" has been dismissed.
The plaintiff, Charles Scott, did not show up for court this morning. The judge said that since Scott did not show up, there was insufficient evidence for the case.
Scott said he is a devout Christian. He said an elected official cannot honor both the United States Constitution and the Word of God. Scott said that is because the constitution allows for freedom of religion while God frowns upon worshipping anyone other than Him. Scott said the court's oath to uphold the constitution contradicts scripture.
Attorneys for Wood County said their display and routine prayer are constitutional.
KLTV asked Scott today why he did not show up for court. Scott said he was ready to go; however, "the Lord did not provide him with a means to get to court." Scott said he does not have a means of transportation.
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