Public Frescoe of Hecate and the Establishment Clause
dcruz at LAW.USC.EDU
Wed Dec 6 09:58:08 PST 2000
On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Will Esser wrote:
> Any thoughts as to whether there is an establishment
> clause problem here? If Long were painting a figure
> of Christ or the Ten Commandments here on public
> property with public monies, there would probably be
> an uproar. Why should it be any different if he is
> painting a goddess from another religion?
Can someone relieve my ignorance? Are there any religions today that
worship/pray to a (three-headed) Hecate? I'm not sure of the proper
approach here, but it seems to me that mythical figures, even if once
worshipped, stand on different footing than, e.g., Mary Mother of Jesus.
-David B. Cruz, USC Law (Cal.)
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