Bob L. Just My Opinion, But It Depends On Who You Are.
Dec. 20th 2014
Whether you are a U.S. Citizen or not, the Government or the Courts do not have the right to say who has the rights to religious freedom, that is what the United States Constitution says, freedom of religion.
Insert from article ( attorney Matthew Besser, who filed the lawsuit. “The government can’t tell you what god to pray to or to pray at all.”)
But today it seems that only certain people have that right, but this administration today thinks that only Muslims, Atheist, and hate mongering churches, or any one church group have that right to take away that freedom, only you have that right to choose your religion, but if you have your head up your ass you have not noticed that we are losing our freedoms fast, when gone they will never be brought back, but right now we have nothing but Cowards letting them get away with it.
Like they say UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!!!!!!! AND WE ARE FALLING FAST.
Sakeena Majeed said in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that a correction officer made her and other Cuyahoga County jail inmates attend Friday afternoon services led by a Baptist minister. She alleged that she was threatened with solitary confinement if she did not attend and that another correction officer mocked her when she refused to actively participate.
“That should be offensive to anybody, no matter what your religion is,” said her attorney Matthew Besser, who filed the lawsuit. “The government can’t tell you what god to pray to or to pray at all.”
Majeed’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. A county prosecutor’s spokesman, Joe Frolik, declined to comment about it on Friday.
Majeed, of suburban Rocky River, was sentenced to the county jail on April 3 after pleading guilty to assault. She was arrested on her lunch hour on July 18, 2013, after getting into a confrontation with a police officer who had stopped her for jaywalking, Besser said. Records show she was indicted on charges of felonious assault, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Her sentence began April 11.
Forcing someone to attend a church service against his or her will is a clear violation of the constitutional right to freedom of religion, a right that is not lost when someone is incarcerated, Besser said. Majeed primarily wants to bring the jail’s practice to light and to prevent what she experienced from happening to others, he said.
Majeed served her sentence in a trustee unit. Inmates had free run of their jail pod except for Friday afternoons, when they had to attend church services, Besser said. Even the minister would make fun of her for not participating, Besser said.
“She grew up in Kansas, and she’s American as apple pie,” Besser said. “She just has a different religion than most people.”