Wiccan Sues State Over Sales-Tax Exemption for Bibles

February 20, 2006

Source: Agape Press


On February 20, 2006 the Agape Press reported, "Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based organization that defends the constitutional rights of Christians, has filed a brief with the state supreme court defending a law that provides a sales tax exemption for Bibles and other religious publications. Recently, the Wiccan Religious Cooperative of Florida sued the state department of revenue claiming Florida law that grants sales tax exemption for Bibles and other religious publications violates the constitution's Establishment clause... Earlier, the First District Court of Appeals ruled that the Wiccans had no legal standing for their lawsuit. Liberty Counsel is asking the Florida Supreme Court to throw out the group's challenge to the law exempting Bibles and religious publications from sales tax."