Via press release from Christian Newswire:
Rev. Patrick Mahoney will be seeking injunction relief to conduct his Good Friday Service and prayer vigil at the Capitol. Rev. Mahoney was told last week by the US Capitol Police the Good Friday Service would not be allowed because it was in a “restricted area.”
Both Vice-President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acting in their Official Capacities, are defendants in the lawsuit. While peaceful First Amendment activities are being prohibited at the US Capitol, other business is going on as usual.
For example, members of Congress and their staff are entering and using the Capitol. Vendors, the media and their crews, invited guests, lobbyists and so many more are also allowed to enter and use the Capitol grounds.
However, American citizens who want to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights at the “People’s House,” are being prohibited from the Capitol.
Mahoney is the head of the Christian Defense Coalition, which in the past has paraded a “living nativity scene” (including a camel and a donkey) before the Supreme Court. He’s also affiliated with Roy Moore. In 2012, he led protests outside the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. In 2009, he joined a raft of hate group leaders in protesting the just-passed Hate Crimes Act outside DOJ headquarters.