A Florida resident who once successfully sued Orlando International Airport for the right to hand out religious literature at Easter time has decided she will sue again. This time Shirley Snyder is suing for the right to distribute flyers and gospel tracts to people at an Orlando public park.
Snyder has retained First Amendment public interest law firm Liberty Counsel to ask the court to declare the city’s parks and recreation policy governing the handouts unconstitutional. Counsel founder Mat Staver explains Snyder was attempting to pass out flyers inviting attendance at her church’s Easter service while at the Cypress Grove Park in Orange County on April 1 — and was informed by a county employee, and later by the park supervisor, that non-approved distribution of literature was prohibited. (To continue reading, click here!)