Judge Rules That This Can’t Be Shown in the Washington Metro


Washington Post:

A federal judge has rejected the Archdiocese of Washington’s request to force Metro to post its Christmas advertisements, affirming that the transit agency has the right to ban posters featuring a religious-themed scene.

The issue first came up nearly two weeks ago, when the Archdiocese of Washington sought to post advertisements on Metro buses that would tout its­ ­“#FindThePerfectGift” campaign, which encourages people to attend Catholic mass or make charitable donations during the holiday season.

She [the judge] said that Metro’s policies banning religious and “issues-oriented” ads — borne out of a desire to prevent inflammatory ads that could incite violence — was reasonable and enforced with fairness.

“Given [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s] concerns about the risks posed by issue-oriented ads, including ads promoting or opposing religion, its decision was reasonable,” Jackson wrote in her ruling. “The regulation is reasonably aligned with WMATA’s duty to provide safe, reliable transportation . . . and it does not violate the First Amendment.”

So, violent people are the reason we can’t say religious things?

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2 Responses to Judge Rules That This Can’t Be Shown in the Washington Metro

  1. Pablo says:

    So, violent people are the reason we can’t say religious things?

    Yes. More specifically, someone might say something about Islam. Someone like Pamela Geller.

    Can’t be talking about islam’s adherents hurting people. Someone might get hurt.

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  2. The Shoveler says:

    I’m so old, I can remember when “Heckler’s Veto” was a bad thing.

    Liked by 1 person

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