$75k Settlement to Policeman for Praying

“A cop was awarded a $75,000 settlement by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, after he was suspended for attending a prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic. Last October, officer Matthew Schrenger filed a complaint against Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Erika Shields and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer after he was suspended for praying outside of a closed abortion clinic last February while off duty. Schrenger and his father were attending a prayer vigil under the ‘40 Days for Life’ campaign, where a prayer vigil was held outside EMW Women’s Surgical Center. Last Thursday, Thomas More Society, the conservative legal nonprofit who represented Schrenger, confirmed that a settlement had been reached. Thomas More Society Senior Counsel Matt Heffron called Schrenger’s punishment hypocritical because other Louisville police officers attending political marches or demonstrations were never disciplined. ‘He was treated very differently than other officers who had undeniably engaged in true political protest and activism while participating in LGBT and Black Lives Matter demonstrations,’ Heffron noted.”

“Louisville Pays,” Christian Headlines, Feb. 1, 2022