Now that they’ve heard from Justice Scalia, Michele Bachmann’s con law class will now hear from Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice. Jay is a brilliant attorney, beyond a doubt. And he’s done some really important First Amendment work that deserves praise, including the application of Free Speech precedents to attempts to stifle religious speech in public forums.
But he is also a weapons-grade ideologue with a clear agenda. And he’s more than happy to contradict himself when it suits that agenda, as he has proven recently with his attempts to prevent the Islamic center from being built in lower Manhattan. It seems he wants the First Amendment to apply only to Christians.