Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blogger sues after Jax cops him out to 1st Baptist!

It's official:

Blogger sues JACKSONVILLE for copping him out to First Baptist.

He's not suing First Baptist, but the City of Jacksonville. You can't blame a snake for being a snake, but you can blame elected officials for doing the snake's bidding.


The lawsuit also claims the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney’s Office violated the First Amendment’s establishment clause by disclosing the blogger’s name to the downtown megachurch. Doing so amounted to taking sides in a religious dispute between the blogger, Thomas Rich, and the church, according the suit.

The suit does not name First Baptist as a defendant because only government agencies can be held accountable for the violation of citizens’ free speech rights, said Rich’s attorney, Michael Roberts.

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