Our ongoing discussions on freedom of expression in Canada and the U.S. will now resume.
We'll begin 2008 with an unusual episode from Fort Worth, Texas - see Kicked off bus for reading Bible aloud:
Christine Lutz says she was reading her Bible to her children when the bus driver asked her to stop or get off the bus. Lutz, a Seventh Day Adventist, and her children were on their way to church.
Lutz claims the driver told her it wasn't the time or place to read the bible. "I said, 'Oh, but it's the perfect time and the perfect place since it is our Sabbath and it is the time with the Lord and therefore I'm going to continue.' And I continued," Lutz said. A supervisor came aboard the bus. Lutz also told him that she would not stop reading. She and her family were escorted off the bus.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto