Thursday, July 2, 2015

ACLU of Indiana Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Two Registered Sex Offenders Who Face a Felony Per New Law if They Attend Worship Services on School Property Even if School is NOT in Session

This issue is #12 on the list of Legal Restrictions and Regulations in Virginia because in 7 years not one Virginia Representative has been willing to take a stand……… is it legal or is it illegal for an RSO to attend church in the Commonwealth? We still don’t know!

Sex Offenders Sue, Cite Indiana's Religious Objections Law, July 2, 2015
By Tom Davies Associated Press

A lawsuit filed on behalf of two registered sex offenders cites Indiana's new religious objections law in arguing they've been wrongly prohibited from worshipping at churches that have schools on the same property. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of two unnamed sex offenders, one of whom belongs to a Fort Wayne church and another who has attended an Elkhart church. 

The lawsuit claims that a new state law banning many sex offenders from going onto school property at any time presents an unjustified burden on the men's religious liberties under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Ken Falk, the ACLU of Indiana's legal director, called the additional sex offender restrictions absurd.