Church and State
More separation of church and state madness…This from the San Diego Union-Tribune:
Two San Diego court employees are suing the Superior Court because they say they have been prohibited from holding a lunch-hour Bible study in the courthouse.
The federal civil rights suit claims court officials unfairly denied the group’s request to meet in an empty courtroom or jury deliberation room.
The lawsuit says the Bible study group had met in the courthouse regularly since 2000, but in April 2006, court officials banned the meeting, saying it violated court policy.
Mindy Barlow, one of two plaintiffs in the case, said yesterday that the lawsuit isn’t about money.
“It’s not about personal compensation. I have the utmost, deepest respect for the administration. I’ve had a wonderful working relationship with them for years,” Barlow said. “I’m simply asking the judicial system to allow my co-members of our Bible study to meet as we are constitutionally guaranteed to meet.”