The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the Rev. R.L. Gundy’s complaint that his free-speech rights were violated “must fail,” although not for the reasons a judge in Jacksonville cited last year.
The new ruling said Gundy, senior pastor at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, couldn’t assert his free-speech rights because an invocation to council members is considered “government speech,” where the free-speech protections Gundy cited don’t apply.
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