WOULD THEY HAVE DARED TO TREAT A GAY, LESBIAN OR MOSLEM THIS WAY?
In August 2005 the Mississippi State Board of Bar Admissions Committee Members who were not licensed by the state to perform a psychiatric or psychological examination on anyone but in violation of state law performed one on Christian activist Steve Dean anyway AND RULED THAT HE WAS MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE AND GAVE AS A REASON THAT HE HAD CRITICIZED THEM ON HIS WEBSITE lawopenforum.com .
The State Board of Bar Admissions Committee Members, performed a psychiatric examination themselves on Christian activist E. Stephen Dean who applied to them asking for their approval to become licensed so that he could practice law by representing Christians on Christian issues free. The Committee Members were not licensed to perform a psychiatric or psychological examination on anyone but this did not stop them from performing one on him. At no time did they have him examined by a duly licensed mental health practitioner. They published their unanimous decision several days later. It was unanimously upheld by the Board shortly thereafter and their decision was then published.
To make what many believe to be their religious discrimination against him even more obvious, they first forced him to wait 4 and 1/2 years after submitting his application to practice law, then they performed their mental examination on him, then they denied his request to practice law. (Dean claims that they would not have dared to have treated a Moslem or Gay in such a discriminatory manner by forcing him to wait 4 1/2 years for their answer. But, in Mississippi, where virtually everyone supposedly loves and loves and loves Jesus, it’s always open season by many judges and state officials on Christians. (As far as the judges on the MS Board of Bar Admissions are concerned their rulings clearly demonstrate their belief that the First Amendment be damned when Christians appear before them). They then informed him that he was unfit to be allowed to practice law in Mississippi because they ruled he was “mentally and emotionally unstable” and gave as a reason that he had publicly criticized the Board, the Committee and the Mississippi Supreme Court Justices on his website lawopenforum.com.
The elephant in the room had always been that as a 59 year-old student he had picketed his law school professor and his law school, Thomas Cooley a number of times over a period of months. If the Committee Members had ever bothered to ask him why he had picketed his law school he would have told them that he believed his Professor, Elliot Glicksman, was morally wrong for making numerous unqualified statements to his students over many weeks that “PERJURY SOMETIMES IS O.K.” AND “ANYONE WOULD LIE INDER OATH ….” But, the the Members of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions never bothered to ask him why he had picketed his professor. Perhaps, they simply did not care why. Perhaps, they were just outraged that anyone would dare to publicly expose morally corrupt lawyers and judges.