Legal Insurrection: The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following statement: “The mayor really had no choice but to withdraw these subpoenas, which should never have been served in the first place. The entire nation–voices from every point of the spectrum left to right–recognize the city’s action as a gross abuse of power. We are gratified that the First Amendment rights of the pastors have triumphed over government overreach and intimidation. The First Amendment protects the right of pastors to be free from government intimidation and coercion of this sort…”
Alliance Defending Freedom: They lack exact the cold facts, but that doesn’t keep the Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) from trying, does it? Recently, the AU sent pastors a friendly reminder that if they get too involved in this election season, the IRS has a newly formed hit squad standing by, but “As long as you follow the rules, however, your house of worship is not in danger of being added to that list.”
WND: Yoga has been recognized as a “state religion” in a California school district, and an appeals court now is being asked to reject state officials’ arguments that the Hindu meditation and worship – which already has been affirmed as “religious” in a courtroom – has no more spiritual influence than football.