It all began when Justice Tom Parker appeared on a radio program to discuss same-sex marriage. The Southern Poverty Law Center may be sorry it picked this fight.
Tag – First Amendment
Thanks to an atheist group, children in Christiansburg, Virginia will only be exposed to one religious viewpoint about the Flood. That would be secular humanism, which the Surpreme Court has determined is a religion. The Freedom From Religion Foundation even quoted from the First Amendment, which specifically prohibits Congress from establishing a religion. I don’t think the town’s parks and recreation department meant to start a state church based on Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter, but even if it did, IT ISN’T CONGRESS! It isn’t even the town council.
It’s not unusual for units of government to restrict the right of employees to make public statements about government business. But the city of Pittsburg, Tennessee has just forbidden board members, volunteers, vendors and contractors from speaking out as well. The long term defenders of the First Amendment — broadcasters and newspapers — will not feel the effect. The measure specifically targets social media.