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Judge Wayne Mack of Conroe, TX; religious zealot

 

First and foremost, it should be noted that Wayne is not an attorney. In fact, prior to his appointment as a Montgomery County Justice of the Peace, Wayne was employed as a janitor and then as a constable.

 

In mid-March 2017, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRC) filed a lawsuit against Wayne in federal court stating that his conduct in court violated the U.S. Constitutions strict separation of church and state. The lawsuit goes on the state that Wayne repeatedly violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by holding Christian prayers at the beginning of each session.

 

During his run for Justice of the Peace for Montgomery County Precinct 1, Wayne promised to institute “religious values within the judicial office.” He also stated he would institute a “chaplaincy program” at the court.

 

The lawsuit states in part:

  • "Shortly after assuming the office of Justice of the Peace on May 1, 2014, Judge Mack implemented the practice of opening each court session with a prayer delivered by a guest chaplain.”

During court proceedings Mack, would tell those present that if they are offended by prayer, “you can leave into the hallway and your case will not be affected.” Thereafter, the guest chaplain would read from the Bible for five to eight minutes. After the reading, the Chaplin asked those present to bow their heads for prayer; however, Mack didn’t bow his head, but would observe the courtroom to see if everyone complied.

 

Kelly Shackelford, the moron who heads First Liberty Legal Institute, had the chutzpah to state:

  • “Judge Mack's program is an excellent idea and a great way to serve the community.”

Apparently, when Kelly attended the law school at Baylor University, he skipped classes on the 1st Amendment that deals with separation of church and state. However, he obviously did quite well in classes dealing with spewing forth an assortment of BS while arguing that the 1st Amendment doesn’t count when dealing with right-wing religious zealots like Judge Mack and those of his ilk.

 

As we speak (ca. March 2017), Mack continues to sit as a Justice of the Peace for Montgomery County Precinct 1 in Conroe, Texas.   

 

 

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