In a move reminiscent of Grace Episcopal Church, Dysfunctional Bob Malm, and Sugarland Chiow, Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia allegedly has attempted to ban a protester in front of the church by claiming that he has threatened and harassed people. The protester, Phillip Snyder, asserts that he is protesting the coverup of sexual abuse by the church’s former music minister.
As part of its efforts, the church allegedly excommunicated Snyder, threatened to arrest him if he entered the property, and attempted to obtain an injunction ordering him to remain 1,000 feet from he church. (Guess folks there share Sugarland’s fixation with the magic 1,000 feet!)
The court decline to issue an injunction, and in response, Mr. Snyder has filed a lawsuit alleging that church officials defamed him.
In the meantime, I am in touch with Mr. Snyder and hope to talk with his attorney later this week.
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