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Only in America: The mall that bans praying

A power-walking group is stopped from praying in a Georgia mall — and more in our strange collection of revelations about the nation

A women's power-walking group was ordered to stop praying at a Georgia shopping mall on the grounds that it violated mall policy. As the women bowed their heads before the walk, said Tammy Brantley, "the security guard came running toward us and said, 'You are not allowed to pray at the mall.'" The mall manager confirmed that any visible praying was banned.