Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed by ‘God’s ambassador’ against ‘all homosexuals’

8 May


OMAHA — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by aNebraska woman who claimed she was “God’s ambassador”, and who filed suit on behalf of the Almighty because gays, she alleged, lead a sinful life.

In a three page response, U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard dismissed the case filed by Sylvia Driskell, 66, of Auburn, Neb., citing among his reasons, that “a federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters.”

Citing Bible verses supporting her own personal views on homosexuality and gays, Driskell’s seven-page handwritten complaint filed April 30, asked the court to declare homosexuality a sin.

In dismissing the complaint, Gerrard noted that federal courts “were created to resolve actual cases and controversies arising under the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”

“A federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters. Other forums, freely accessible to citizens of the United States, exist for the purpose of addressing questions of religious doctrine. This is a court of law, and ‘the law knows no heresy, and is committed to the support of no dogma, the establishment of no sect,’” he wrote.

Gerrard concluded that “the Court will not give the plaintiff an opportunity to amend her complaint in this matter because it is obvious that amendment would be futile.”

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