In dismissing the plaintiffs’ claims, the court cited the “Lemon test” from the 1971 Lemon v. Kurtzman U.S. Supreme Court case: “To be constitutional, the government conduct at issue must: (1) have a secular purpose, (2) have a primary effect that neither advances nor inhibits religion, and (3) not foster an excessive government entanglement with religion.”
The plaintiffs failed miserably to prove that the city violated any of these conditions.
Freedom lovers should rejoice. Although it took more than a decade, the left’s chosen vehicle to bully the Boy Scouts turned out to be a lemon.
Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.