A federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which recently turned down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA said it turned down the organization based on a policy that prohibits messages that are “religious, political, or advocacy” related. However, acting hypocritically, WMATA still gave subway ad space to the Human Rights Campaign, a leftist political organization.
The snubbed ad is a scene of three wise men, two sheep, and a starry sky with the words “Find the perfect gift” and includes the URL FindThePerfectGift.org.
Washington’s Archdiocese, along with unlikely allies like the ACLU and PETA, is suggesting this latest response violates First Amendment rights. Catholic League President Bill Donohue said, “When you use censorship, when you try to stop people from discussing the Christian roots of America—there is something pernicious here.”
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