Friday, April 29, 2005


The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a Virginia county can limit the privilege of giving the invocation at its meetings to clergy representing Judeo-Christian monotheism.

From the ABA Journal:
The 4th Circuit ruled Chesterfield County’s Board of Supervisors did not show impermissible motive in refusing to permit a pantheistic invocation by a Wiccan because its list of clergy who registered to conduct invocations covers a wide spectrum of Judeo-Christian denominations. ***

"The Judeo-Christian tradition is, after all, not a single faith but an umbrella covering many faiths," Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote in the opinion.
"What kind of music you usually have here, Judge Wilkinson?"

"Oh, we've got BOTH kinds -- we got Country AND Western!"

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