Does forehead evidence that a prosecutor attended Ash Wednesday Mass violate a separation of church and state? Listen to defense attorney's logic:
"He is representing the state of Iowa," Hawbaker said.
Hawbaker said he was not objecting for any personal or religious reasons, but feared the jury could be influenced either for or against the prosecution's case by the display.
"I tend to agree with that, Mr. Crawford," said Judge Michael Moon. "I tend to think it should be removed."
What if the prosecutor wore a cross around his neck. Would he have to remove that? Does a visible display of one's religious faith constitute a separation of church and state? If a priest or nun was going to testify, would they have to remove any evidence of their vocation before taking the stand. Do I have to ask any further hypothetical questions to illustrate how idiotic this is?