Saturday, August 16, 2008

Alabama Judge Pushes Christianity

I assume our friends in Alabama are mobilizing over this one. Covington County Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan stands accused of violating judicial ethics for ordering a group in his court to pray together. This is the same judge who once wore a robe with the Ten Commandments embroidered on it. Understandably, the ACLU has filed a complaint.

The Associated Press reported the following:
The ACLU complaint said McKathan dropped to his knees and prayed aloud during a court hearing in February. He told the 100 people in the courtroom that he was not afraid to call on the name of Jesus Christ, witnesses said, and ordered all to join hands and pray, according to the complaint filed soon after the hearing.
I just have to shake my head in disgust and mutter something about how this sort of thing makes the South look even more backwards to the rest of the U.S., not to mention the rest of the world.

For more, see this post at The Perplexed Observer.