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Christian group lawsuit revived by appeals court
Orlando Sentinel ^
| September 13, 2003
| Vickie Chachere
Posted on 09/13/2003 5:13:21 AM PDT by MikeJ75
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family against a public bus system that refused an advertisement for an anti-homosexuality conference.
In a decision from the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami, made public Friday, the court ruled a federal judge in Tampa erred when he threw out the group's 2001 lawsuit against the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
The appeals court said Focus on the Family can pursue its claim of First Amendment violations. The bus system had refused to allow the group to advertise its "Love Won Out" convention in St. Petersburg.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: exgay; firstamendment; focusonthefamily; lawsuit; lovewonout; ministry
posted on 09/13/2003 5:13:21 AM PDT
Of course, no one would be offended by adds for "Will and Grace" and "Ellen" </sarcasm>
posted on 09/13/2003 5:30:51 AM PDT
The government assult on Christianity continues. It is nice there are a few small victories every now and then.
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