Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Polish Court Upholds Cross Hanging In Parliament

According to a report yesterday from Polskie Radio, a trial court in Poland has ruled against 7 members of Parliament from the anti-clerical Palikot's Movement party who sought to have a cross that hangs in the debating chamber of Parliament removed.  Plaintiffs claimed that the presence of the cross favored one religion over another.  However, Judge Alicja Fronczyk held that "the presence of a religious symbol in a public place, such as parliament, does not violate freedom of conscience." Plaintiffs intend to appeal.