ADF: Student gov't can't impose religious test for office

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

rosary CatholicA lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Catholic student in Florida who was unconstitutionally voted out of office because of his personal religious beliefs.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Tyson Langhofer tells OneNewsNow Jack Denton was ousted as the student government president for urging his Catholic friends to avoid supporting certain radical organizations, such as BLM, whose beliefs oppose Catholic teachings.

"That should be worrisome for all of us, that you can be removed simply for sharing your religious views in a private group chat," Langhofer asserts.

Langhofer

He says what the SGA has done is essentially impose a religious test for office.

"They basically said if you hold Catholic views, if you're a Catholic that holds Catholic views, you're not fit to be president of the SGA," the attorney surmises. "That's unconstitutional."

In addition to demanding that Denton be reinstated as president, ADF is seeking to have the incident expunged from his record so that it does follow him throughout life.

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