Unlike years past, presbyterian minister Patrick Mahoney will not be holding a Good Friday vigil on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol. The Capitol police rejected his request.

An email from Capitol Police to Mahoney obtained by Fox News said that the area where the minister wanted to hold the vigil was “restricted” and therefore his permit request could not be processed. As an alternative, a police lieutenant said Mahoney could apply to hold the vigil at a sidewalk area that Mahoney told Fox News was “quite far from where I wanted to be.”

Mahoney claims that his prohibition from holding the vigil violates his First Amendment rights of free speech, assembly, and free exercise of religion. He also claims violations of his Fifth Amendment right to due process and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Never mind that that part of the Capitol building is still barricaded after the events of January 6 which were not exactly what the mainstream media made them out to be.

But, that is another story.

Mahoney denied his request to pray on the Capitol grounds right where he wants to do it, is taking legal action against Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi along with the Capitol Police for denying him his request.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney says in his complaint, filed Tuesday in federal court, that he has been trying to hold a prayer vigil for Good Friday on the sidewalk near the Lower Western Terrace of the Capitol, but authorities denied his request. Mahoney claims that he has held many similar events at the same location in the past, including last year, when he worked with Capitol Police to make sure the event complied with COVID-19 restrictions.

“These acts by Defendants have effectively created a no-speech zone in one of the most important public forums in the nation,” the complaint reads.

Maybe so, but there is a reason the Capitol Building remains blocked off. At this time, what that is is still a mystery.

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March 31, 2021 11:09 pm

Not surprising…this administration, and Pelosi/Shumer’s congress in both houses are trying their best to take anything related to religion as far away from DC as they can throw it. The excuses continue, without valid reason, and who knows how long the area will be fenced off. There is no valid reason for not taking down that fence and returning to normal other than COVID and the so called “insurgence” provides them an excuse to deny access to capitol grounds…We are fast becoming a Godless country, by democrat leadership design, and our religious liberty is being threatened, along with other liberty’s… Read more »