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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:32 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union is used to filing unpopular lawsuits in its quest to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Often the lawsuits cling to the Constitution by a coma rather than a sentence as in fact they really are far-fetched as to the alleged violation claimed.

The suit against Franklin County and Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer alleges the official used the word “Jesus” in a prayer and that violated the Constitution because it aligned the county with a particular religious faith. The fact is the presiding commissioner did not intend to promote any particular religion with his words and there was no promotion of a particular faith. Those facts make no difference to the ACLU, which filed the suit on behalf of an anonymous “Jane Doe.”

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