The apparently desperate attorney for Ed “Golly” Gollobith is now defending Gollobith’s (et al‘s) scurrilous defamation of EllenBeth Wachs (which EllenBeth is rightfully suing for such) by claiming that Atheists of Florida can’t be sued because it is a … CHURCH !!!! … and that His Holy Excellency can defame her all He wants because this is a ‘doctrinal’ … RELIGIOUS MATTER !!!!!
From Ed “Golly” Gollobith et al’s motion to dismiss Ellenbeth Wachs’ defamation lawsuit:
“ …. the Plaintiff’s defamation claims are matters uniquely relating to the Atheist movement, a doctrinal organization … as such, Wachs’ claims would clearly require the Court to become excessively entangled with AoF affairs in violation of the First Amendment, and ample Florida Law interpreting and applying the Church Abstention Doctrine, Church of God supra.
(Church of God supra refers to an earlier citation in the Motion: “House of God Which is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar & Ground of the Truth Without Controversy, Inc. v White, 792 So. 2nd 491, 493 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001) ”
[reference: Wachs v Gollobith et al, *MOTION TO DISMISS WACHS’ AMENDED COMPLAINT AND INCORPORATED MEMORANDUM OF LAW;* page 3 (below link)]