MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A federal judge has dropped a lawsuit filed by Madison’s Freedom from Religion Foundation against a measure in Pennsylvania which declared this year as the “Year of the Bible.”
Judge Christopher Connor agreed with House Republicans that the lawsuit should be dropped due to legislative immunity. But Connor still scolded lawmakers, saying they used language that’s, “proselytizing and exclusionary.”
The judge also said the Year of the Bible designation was, “pandering to provide a re-election sound bite.” And he said Pennsylvania lawmakers could better use their resources for “meaningful legislative efforts” to benefit all people.
Republican GOP leaders were happy with the decision – and a leader of the Freedom from Religion Foundation was glad the ruling noted injuries to non-Christian believers.