Saturday, August 22, 2009

AU Praises Appeals Court Decision Upholding Separation Of Church And Post Office

Decision Says Connecticut Church Cannot Display Proselytizing Materials In Contract Postal Unit
August 21, 2009

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today commended a federal appeals court decision requiring a church to separate its religious outreach from the activities at a church-run postal unit.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church must separate its preaching and proselytizing from the work it does on a contract basis for the U.S. Postal Service.

Said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director, “Americans look to houses of worship if they need religious counsel, not post offices. We expect Uncle Sam, and those he contracts with, to deliver the mail, not preach or pass the plate.”

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Read the federal appeals court decision

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