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Massachusetts Library Ignores Legal Precedent

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(1 min Audio Report – Freedom’s Call)

Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against a Massachusetts public library for its unconstitutional policy and denial of access for a civic and educational program that included religious content.

The Lawrence Public Library public meeting rooms are offered free to non-profit groups and it allows religious administrative meetings, but discriminates on the basis of religious content by prohibiting otherwise influencing to a particular belief or point of view.

The religious discrimination violates the library’s own mission statement and is simply unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has struck down countless attempts by local government bodies to remove religion from the public arena. Public libraries are the marketplace of ideas and cannot censor religious viewpoints.



 

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