Monday, December 16, 2019

Cert. Denied In Suit Against Priest Over Baptism Ritual

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Fermin v. Priest of St, Mary- Marfa, Texas, (Docket No. 19-471, certiorari denied 12/16/2019) (Order List). In the case, the U.S, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (full text of opinion) affirmed the dismissal of a suit in which a Texas man claimed that an unnamed priest used a crucifix during his baptism in 1925 "in violation of God's law" (including the Second Commandment's prohibition of idolatry).