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If You Can’t Pray It Away, Sue It Away

Sylvia Driskell, 66, filed suit in Omaha, Neb., federal court. The case was filed on behalf of “I Sylvia Ann Driskell, Ambassador for Plaintiffs, God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ”. The defendants: “Homosexuals, Their Given Name Homosexuals, Their, Alis Gay”. In the seven-page handwritten filing, Driskel asserted “that homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality.” The petition challenges the court to not call God a “lier.” “I never thought that I would see a day in which our great nation or our own great state of Nebraska would become so compliant to the complicity of some peoples lewd behavior.” Judge John Gerrard dismissed the lawsuit in a strongly worded opinion, saying it is not up to the court to decide whether homosexuality is sinful. “The United States Federal Courts were created to resolve actual cases and controversies arising under the Constitution and the laws of the United States,” Judge Gerrard ruled. “A federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters.” He refused to allow Driskell to amend her complaint. (MS/Omaha World-Herald) ...It should probably just say, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
Original Publication Date: 10 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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