Thursday, November 27, 2014
Suit Says Police Promoted Prayer Vigil
The American Humanist Association announced this week that it has filed an Establishment Clause lawsuit against the City of Ocala, Florida and its police department over a Sept. 24 community prayer vigil. The complaint (full text) in American Humanist Association, Inc. v. City of Ocala, Florida, (MD FL, filed 11/24/2014), says that police in their uniforms spoke and preached at the vigil which had been promoted by the police chief on the police department's Facebook page. The suit seeks a declaratory judgment and injunction.