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Why a Small Church in Los Angeles is Leading the Legal Fight Against Government Surveillance


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http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/22-2

 

Not that this article is important in any way but ..False Religion provoking the beast again ---

 

 

When I first met Reverend Rick Hoyt he said, "You don't have to call me Reverend - just Rick is fine."

 

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The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles has taken a stand against the NSA surveillance program. (Photo via Uprising Radio)

The bespectacled and youthful pastor sporting a salt-and-pepper beard, certainly didn't look like a conventional "man-of-God." In fact, the Unitarian Universalist church to which Rick belongs is known for defying Christian theological convention. And, Rick's home at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles also has a history of defying political convention.

 

 

The church, according to Hoyt, has been a "fierce advocate for personal liberties." Even before Edward Snowden became a house-hold name, the First Unitarian Church of LA became a named plaintiff in a major lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) over privacy violations.   

Nineteen organizations have joined Hoyt's church in an unusual coalition that includes the Marijuana legalization group, NORML, and gun rights groups like the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees.

 

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