Proposal for LSBA “Christian Values Preservation Section” Withdrawn

Thankfully, a controversial proposal for the creation of a “Christian Values Preservation Section” was withdrawn from the agenda for the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates mid-year meeting on January 21, 2017. The proposal would have established a new section “to provide a forum and an opportunity for group participation by individual attorneys who are dedicated and Biblically inspired to preserve, protect and promote those laws which are based on and founded on Judeo Christian values and principles and which confirm our Country’s Trust in God.” Dozens of lawyers had signed a letter addressed to the LSBA president expressing “grave concern” regarding the resolution, and contending that “the creation of such a section would be divisive, potentially destructive, and reflect poorly on our duty of justice to all.” Although dead for now, the proposal may rise again on a future House agenda.

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