In a test of the free-speech limits on prayer, a lawyer who has challenged the right of a Dallas-based organization to endorse military chaplains alleges in a recently filed suit that the organization incites its followers in prayers to commit violence against him.

Michael Weinstein, a former lawyer in the Reagan administration and former general counsel for Ross Perot, alleges in the original petition in Weinstein v. Ammerman, et al. that defendant Gordon Klingenschmitt, on behalf of The Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches and its founder, Elmer Harmon “Jim” Ammerman, also defendants in the suit, issued a “fatwah” against Weinstein in April.

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