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Nashville, Tenn ---  Before they make a single vote Metro Council joins in prayer.

It's a tradition at every Council meeting and Members take turns choosing who will lead the prayer.

Pastor Enoch Fuzz lead Tuesday night's prayer.

"Prayer has a unique way of bringing people together," said Fuzz.

Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a New York case that could lead to a ban on this type of thing or limits to what type of prayer is allowed in local government.

The Plaintiffs in that case argue the organized prayer at their town board is promoting Christianity.

The ACLU isn't behind the lawsuit but local attorney Tom Castelli is a supporter.

He believes prayer is a problem when an estimated 2 in 10 Americans are not Christian.

"You're kind of separating those people and you're not including them in our whole government and it's their
Government just as much as whomever is the majority in that town," said Castelli.

Castelli would rather the Government hold a moment of silence instead but not everyone agrees.

Metro Council Member and pastor Jerry Maynard is one of them.

"The United States Senate has a chaplain and the House has chaplain so prayer is important for the U.S. Congress then
prayer is important to Metro Council," said Maynard.

A decision isn't expected in the case for several months.