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ACLU Protests MSU Graduation Speech

Montana State University's lawyer says MSU-Northern officials don't have to apologize for inviting a Christian pastor to give the invocation and benediction at the school's graduation in May. The ACLU of Montana had filed a complaint and asked for an apology after some faculty members said Pastor Tim Zerger of the Community Alliance Church proselytized during the May 8 ceremony. They say Zerger repeatedly referred to Jesus as a personal savior. Leslie Taylor, chief legal counsel for MSU, says in her response to the ACLU that university officials had no intention of endorsing religion when they invited Zerger to speak/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Is the ACLU right to protest the pastor's prayer? Or intolerant in doing so?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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