Excerpt:Â An Ohio county public library has closed its meeting rooms to the public rather than allow them to be used by a Christian group.Â Â
George and Cathy Vandergriff wanted to host a Crown Financial Ministries "Financial Freedom" workshop in a public meeting room at the Clermont County, Ohio, public library. Tim Chandler, an attorney with theÂ Alliance Defense FundÂ (ADF), says the couple was told that, because the class would be quoting from the Bible, they could not hold it at the library. Â "The Supreme Court said, more than 25 years ago, that once you've opened up meeting space, you can't exclude anyone just because they're engaging in religious speech. And, here we are, we're still fighting this battle," Chandler contends.