Evangelical ministry asks Supreme Court to hear defamation case against Southern Poverty Law Center

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(Worthy News) – An evangelical Christian ministry is asking the Supreme Court to take up its 4-year-old defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, arguing that the “actual malice” standard established in the court’s landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case should be tossed.

D. James Kennedy Ministries, the namesake of the late pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sued the SPLC in 2017 after the Birmingham, Alabama-based organization designated the media ministry as a “hate group.”

The ministry says it is far from a hate group and preaches biblical messages, including the tenet that marriage was created to be between a man and a woman. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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