Judge refuses to remove Jesus portrait

An update on the story in Slidell, Louisiana where the ACLU has threatened a lawsuit if a portrait of Jesus is not removed from the courthouse lobby.

“Flanked by Slidell’s mayor and local clergy, City Court Judge Jim Lamz said Saturday he has decided not to remove a portrait of Jesus from the Slidell court’s lobby, potentially setting the stage for a legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union.

With the portrait hanging above him, Lamz told a news conference he disagrees with the ACLU’s assertion that displaying the portrait violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of separation of church and state. ”

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