July 04, 2007

Freedom of Religion

Or freedom from religion?

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Slidell on Tuesday for displaying a painting of Jesus in a courthouse lobby, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

The city of Slidell resides in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. Presumably the ACLU will also be suing to have the name of the parish changed to something less Christianist and perhaps to have the whole concept of parishes replaced by secular counties in Louisiana.

Posted by Charles Austin at July 4, 2007 09:36 AM

I heard this on the radio, and thought that an appropriate response from Slidell would be, "Why do you presume that's Jesus?"

Posted by: Scott at 12:52 PM