Judge: Portrait of Jesus staying on wall
In a poll at nola.com about %80 of people think the portrait should stay up.
First: i am not big on polls.
Second : This isnt very fair to the other %20 (me included)
Third: The law isnt created by polls.
The founders of this country wanted to make sure that religion was not part of politics. They made that pretty clear
Another misconception is that this country was founded by Christians,
Jefferson Thomas Paine and many others were DESITS.
Many say Washington was as well
Deists believe in God but not religion (to simplify)
Common sense would dictate that you cant put a symbol of ALL religions in that courthouse.
Fairness would dictate that if you dont then that portrait MUST come down.
I have a feeling there will be many more cases like this across this country
At least i hope so.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
By Jeff Muskus
Flanked by Slidell's mayor and local clergy, City Court Judge Jim
Lamz said Saturday he has decided not to remove a portrait of Jesus
from the Slidell court's lobby, potentially setting the stage for a
legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union.
With the portrait hanging above him, Lamz told a news conference he
disagrees with the ACLU's assertion that displaying the portrait
violates the First Amendment's guarantee of separation of church
Lamz said the court will await further action from the ACLU, which
had set a Monday deadline for action on the issue after an initial
letter sent to Slidell Court Clerk Susan Ordoyne on June 20.