The following is from the American Legion Website:
"On May 26, Representative John Hostettler (IN) introduced H. R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 or abbreviated as “PERA”. The bill, currently with 19 co-sponsors, seeks to amend the federal law which threatens constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials resulting from the threat of potential litigants seeking monetary damages and attorney fees. In lieu of attorney fees under Title 42, United States Code, Chapter 1988, a civil action brought under 42 USC 1979 alleging a violation of the Constitution’s establishment of religion clause would be limited to the sole remedy of injunctive relief and not reimbursement of attorneys' fees.
The American Legion supports the intent of H.R. 2679. This country was founded by men of profound religious belief. In fact, the first sentence of the First Amendment to the Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." This is another example of a vocal minority trying to impinge on the rights of the majority. All members of The American Legion family should contact their congressional members and urge them to become co-sponsors of H.R. 2679."
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