Even though all US citizens, regardless of religion or lack of religion, are supposedly equal under US law, non-Christians face several interesting forms of discrimination.
I wrote about some of the specifics in my post Difference and Discrimination in the US and the Religious Society of Friends. One of the situations I wrote about was not being allowed to work as a chaplain in the prison system.
Rev. Patrick McCollum filed suit in CA over being barred from being allowed to work as a paid chaplain in the CA prison system. He's in court today for one of the hearings pertaining to his case -- click here to read details over at the Wild Hunt.
Patrick's friends and supporters, including folks at Cherry Hill Seminary, are asking people to send Patrick and his legal team spiritual support today especially.
I know I am holding Patrick and everyone involved in the Light today, and I invite you to do so as well.