August 16, 2006

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Texas Bible Display

Nice to have a shred of good news for a change. According to this press release from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a federal appeals court ruled against a bible display at a courthouse in Texas. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this violates the separation of church and state, but these days it is tough to predict how the courts will rule on these issues.
"“A courthouse should welcome citizens of all religious perspectives and none," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. "“This display sent the clear message that Christianity was the government-preferred faith and other Americans are second-class citizens. In a diverse country, that'’s unacceptable."”

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