I wish now i had written down her name-she was on your 3/16/2017 program defending the 9th circuit courts decision on Pres Trump’s EO.(She’d be getting a tweet from me)
She insisted that the Constitution protects people that Trump’s so called ban could keep out of our country.She also insisted you can’t denigrate people based on religion;that is the 1st amendment protects them. Where was she when Obama discriminated against Christians through his Affordable Health Care Act or the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage that discriminates against Christians?
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington announced today that it is shutting down its foster care and public adoption program. The District of Columbia said the charity would be ineligible for service because of the new law recognizing same-sex “marriage.”
“Although Catholic Charities has an 80-year legacy of high quality service to the vulnerable in our nation’s capital, the D.C. Government informed Catholic Charities that the agency would be ineligible to serve as a foster care provider due to the impending D.C. same-sex marriage law,” the organization said in a statement.
The owners of a Portland-area bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, the bureau of labor and industries has ruled.
The damages are for emotional suffering caused by Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which two years ago refused to bake a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer.
A 2007 Oregon law protects the rights of LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations. It provides an exemption for religious organisations, but the agency ruled that exemption does not allow private businesses to discriminate against potential customers.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage. It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal,” Oregon labor commissioner Brad Avakian said in the final order.
In April, an administrative law judge proposed the same damages.
The bakers said their refusal to bake for the couple was prompted by religious beliefs. The case has been cited in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against gays.
Bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein closed their Gresham store in 2013 and operate the business from home. They can still file an appeal with the Oregon court of appeals.
One of the Kleins’ attorneys, Anna Harmon, criticised the order, saying it was a case of “an overpowered elected official using his position to root out thought and speech with which he personally disagrees”.
Avakian’s order is unconstitutional, Harmon said, because “the right to speak freely, to think uniquely, and to live according to our faith is the bedrock of this country”.
Read Full Article Here:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/04/oregon-bakery-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit
If you think it’s the only case just do a search on bakeries closing for the same reason.
What about the battle between Obama and the Little Sisters of the Poor? Did she forget that one?
On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge to the Obamacare “contraception mandate,” which threatens the sisters with crushing government fines unless—in direct violation of their religious beliefs—they facilitate coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices, contraception, and sterilization in their employer-provided health plan.
Read Full Article Here: http://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/report/religious-liberty-the-supreme-court-little-sisters-the-poor-take-obamacare
Did she speak up about a ruling to remove a 10 commandments poster?
c. 2011 Religion News Service
(RNS) An Ohio county court judge who argued that it was his First Amendment right to hang a poster about the Ten Commandments in his courtroom was overruled Wednesday (Feb. 2) by a federal appeals court.
Judge James DeWeese of Richland County, Ohio, had argued that “judges are not First Amendment orphans” as he sought over the last decade to post the biblical laws. In the latest case, he created a poster that compared the commandments’ “moral absolutes” and humanism’s “moral relatives.”
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DeWeese’s poster is unconstitutional because it is “an explicit endorsement of religion.”
Not the ONLY battle over a display of the 10 commandments.Let’s be honest about it.Humanist judges have been chipping away at the Christian foundation of our country for years now and Obama was definitely no friend to the Christian community. Yet, the lady you had on was more than willing to go to bat for Muslims from a foreign country(people who are not even citizens of the United States). I doubt it’s because she’s really interested in the protection of religious liberties.Dimes to dollars she can’t stand Trump.
Bottom line: The authority President Trump had to enact this EO comes right from the Constitution and the judges on the 9th circuit took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. They can’t call it a Muslim ban when the ban only encompasses a certain group of people from 5 countries; even if they believe his motive was to ban Muslims based on their religion. They’d have to prove it and they can’t.
According to the Pew Research Center in 2010 there were 50 Muslim-majority countries. Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in South and Southeast Asia, with over 1 billion adherents.
Doesn’t pass the smell test, does it?