Wednesday, June 02, 2004
ACLU supports church
Here. Rev. Todd Pyle of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Stafford, VA, held a baptismal service in a public park. The park officials complained, first tried to break up the service and then let it finish, afterwards asking Pyle to leave. Last I checked, the First Amendment provides freedom not only of speech, but also of religion and assembly. The ACLU of VA is quoted as saying, "If the park rules allow people to wade and swim in the river, then they must allow baptisms in the river."