Friday morning, the San Antonio man who filed a lawsuit against an East Texas Nativity scene called all lawsuits off.
Earlier this week, the Texas Attorney General's Office requested a copy of the lawsuit Patrick Greene, of San Antonio, had filed against the City of Athens. Greene said the Nativity scene on the Henderson County Courthouse lawn violated the constitution. In his lawsuit, he explained the display illegally endorsed religion on government property.
After his lawsuit was filed, the Texas Attorney General's Office requested a copy of that suit. But, before the AG's office could review it, Greene asked to dismiss the case.
In his motion for dismissal, Greene said Attorney General Greg Abbott's private beliefs would conflict with his ability to be impartial in the case. Greene said he did not believe a fair ruling would be possible.
Thursday, Greene said he planned to file a lawsuit against Gregg Abbott "for interfering in this matter," but has since changed his mind.
Friday morning Greene said, "after a long conversation with my wife, I have decided that the only thing I am going to do is drop my lawsuit against the Nativity scene and do nothing else."
Greene said he was concerned about the repercussions that could come from filing a lawsuit against the Attorney General.
"There are too many violent Christians out there who would rather see me dead, than alive, so this is the end of my actions against anyone," said Greene.
Greene added he must stay alive for his wife and their cat, Big Boy.
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