Phoenix City Council passes prayer ordinance

Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 23:00:14-04

The Phoenix City Council has passed a controversial prayer ordinance.

Now, chaplains with police and fire departments will be the only ones allowed to lead the opening prayer at council meetings.

If a chaplain is unable to lead the prayer, the mayor can call for a moment of silent prayer instead.

The decision comes after a Satanic group wanted to give the opening prayer last month.

The council then stopped all prayers and changed to a moment of silence.