A federal judge more or less said ‘bah humbug’ to religious-themed Christmas ads that the Archdiocese of Washington wanted to run on Washington DC buses and trains.
Metro does not have to post Christmas ads from the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, a federal judge ruled late Friday.
Metro had rejected the ads based on 2015 policies that ban ads “that promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief,” a ban the archdiocese asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a lawsuit filed Nov. 28 to find unconstitutional or illegal.
The archdiocese had asked for an injunction that would have ordered Metro to post the ads on buses across the region…
“We are disappointed that the federal court denied our emergency request for an injunction,” said Ed McFadden, the Secretary for Communications for the Archdiocese of Washington.