Source: THE TENNESSEAN
BY Holly Meyer, Nashville Tennessean
A national group that pushes for the separation of church and state does not think a religious service should be a part of Gov.-elect Bill Lee’s upcoming inaugural celebration.
“As a private citizen you may, of course, attend any religious functions you like,” Ryan Jayne, staff attorney for the Wisconsin-based nonprofit, said in the Jan. 14 letter. “But the federal and state constitutions dictate that you as governor may not insert religious rituals into government-sponsored events, including your inauguration.”
Jayne also requested public records related to the worship service.