SCOTUS: No Religious Ads On DC’s Metro System

The Washington Post reports:

The Supreme Court will not take up a lower court’s decision that Washington’s Metro system did not violate the First Amendment by banning religious advertising. The court on Monday passed on reviewing a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that upheld the ban on religious messages on buses and trains and in stations as lawful and free from discrimination.

The WMATA system was sued by the Archdiocese of Washington for rejecting a proposed advertisement around Christmas 2017. The planned “Find the Perfect Gift” ads featured a biblical Christmas scene and a link to a website that encouraged people to attend Mass or donate to a Catholic charitable group. In 2015, Metro banned issue-oriented messages as well as any related to religion or politics because of security concerns over anti-Muslim-themed ads.

Credit to Pamela Geller’s hate group for the ban. Heh.