Police State: Cops Force Woman To Stop Praying In Her Own Home By Threat Of Arrest
Mary Ann Sause, a former nurse, was threatened with arrest after police forced their way into her home and demanded that she stop praying.
A stunning claim that police officers in Louisburg, Kansas, ordered a woman to stop praying inside her home has been elevated to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a district judge dismissed the complaint out of hand.
The case is being handled now by lawyers with First Liberty Institute after Mary Anne Sause, a retired Catholic nurse on disability, handled the initial claim on her own.
The result was that Judge Julie Robinson granted a motion from the city to dismiss the case and told the women she wasn’t allowed to amend her complaint.
First Liberty, however, decided to challenge the recent ruling based on the First Amendment issues at stake.
“Ms. Sause alleged that Officers [Lee] Stevans and [Jason] Lindsey commanded her to stop praying, under threat of arrest. And they did so without any legitimate law-enforcement justification,” the organization said. “This is a plain violation of her clearly established First Amendment rights to pray in her own home and to be free from official retaliation for exercising that right.”