Thursday, May 05, 2005

Federal judge cites Montgomery County religious discrimination

The federal judge who imposed a restraining order on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) cited religious discrimination in his ruling.

According to US District Court Judge Alexander Williams, MCPS singled out Christian religious denominations for being "insensitive" toward practicing homosexuals, and praised pro-homosexual sects for their "sensitive clergy."

"The subject of religion should not even come up in this curriculum unless it's going to come up objectively," said the lawyer for the plaintiffs.

MCPS attorney Julie Resler claimed the critics were trying to make the school board "look bad," and in the words of the Washington Examiner, "defended the school system's free speech rights."