Religious signs are church’s issue of equality

Posted on January 19, 2008. Filed under: Religion |

Here’s another example of religious discrimination.

Ed Thomas
January 16, 2008
An Arizona town is being sued for discriminating against religious signs.
In spring of last year, Good News Presbyterian Church filed the suit against the town of Gilbert because of the sign code, which required church signs to be fewer in number, smaller in size, and displayed for much less time than non-religious signs.

The town agreed to a preliminary injunction, and last week passed an amended code. But Jeremy Tedesco of Alliance Defense Fund — which is representing Good News — says the amended code provides the same discriminatory treatment. “The First Amendment requires the town to treat church signs the same as similar non-religious signs, and that’s precisely what the town’s amended code does not do,” he states.
The Alliance Defense Fund is now asking for a new preliminary injunction against the amended sign code while it proceeds with the suit.


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