Wednesday, April 25, 2007

i'm not sure i quite understand this

well i understand the separation of church and state. i don't understand if this is a post office OR a private company. is mailboxes, etc a private company? i thought it was

i didn't know the postal service contracted out. i DO know i don't want to watch evangelical movies when i go to mail a package

Post Offices Can't Promote Religion

HARTFORD -- A federal judge has ruled that post offices nationwide run by churches and other contractors cannot promote religion through pamphlets, displays or any other materials.U.S. District Judge Dominic J. Squatrito, in a case involving a church-run post office in Manchester, said such actions violate the separation of church and state clause in the Constitution's First Amendment.
The judge sided with Jewish veteran Bertram Cooper, who in 2003 sued the U.S. Postal Service and the church that has the contract to operate the Sincerely Yours Inc. post office in downtown Manchester.Customers at the post office have been able to buy stamps, ship packages, pick up religious brochures and donate money to Christian ministries. It also had a television that showed religious programming, and photos of the church's mission work in Africa on the walls..............

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