Skip to comments.Law forces churches to hire homosexuals
Posted on 01/22/2005 8:26:13 AM PST by ViLaLuz
Illinois churches are protesting a new state law that bars them from "discriminating" against homosexuals, contending it robs Christians of their First Amendment freedoms.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the bill into law yesterday amid a demonstration led by the Illinois Family Institute, or IFI, a non-profit group affiliated with Focus on the Family, Family Research Council and Alliance Defense Fund.
The measure adds "sexual orientation" to the state law that bars discrimination based on race, religion and similar traits in areas such as jobs and housing.
The bill was signed to loud cheers and a standing ovation from about 150 homosexual-rights supporters who see it as a human-rights issue. ...
Yeah, TOTAL Barbara Streisand!
I'm sure the same judge will insist that heterosexuals have identical rights in working for homo organizations.
P.S. By that I meant heterosexuals who are not supporters of homo lifestyles!!
The gates of hell shall not prevail against the body of Christ. Regardless of these immoral provisions, the true church will prevail---even if its property is confiscated because of the complaint of a sodomite.
I asked the question because if Mosques are not required to hire homosexuals for religious reasons, then Christian churches which are opposed to homosexuality on religious grounds shouldn't be required to hire homosexuals. On the principle that like things should be treated alike.
I don't see the freedom of religion angle as being that strong. This looks primarily like a case of coerced - and therefore unconstitutional - association to me.
Homosexuals won't try these Nazi tactics on the Muslims because they know they'd be going home with their head in a bag.
Does anyone remember the outcome of the lawsuit against KFUO at Concordia, St Louis? It was regarding hiring practices.
That's true and the Supreme Court has sustained that very position. As I remember, the case involving the Boy Scouts arose because the New Jersey Commission on Human Rights had found that the Scouts illegally discriminated against homosexuals in refusing to allow them to become scout leaders. The Scouts' argument, accepted by the Supreme Court, was that they had a First Amendment-protected freedom of religion right not to hire homosexuals, because the religious teachings they impart as a part of the Scouts' creed prohibit homosexuality.
Watch now for Bible abridgement laws.
Yeah to me that is the precedent.
Love the sig!
I'm sure these churches are essentially '501C-3 corporations' in which they receive numerous IRS granted tax benefits in exchange for 'compliance' with federal/state laws. These churches exchanged their sovereignty for certain 'privileges' and became subject to fedgov mandates and now they're paying the price.......that's what happens when you make the proverbial 'deal with the devil'.
I am interested to see how this will be enforced.
Will this finally wake people up to what happens when you allow the politically correct crowd to force their fanaticism on others? Who can say. I have been fighting this totalitarian mindset since I was a lad in High School, always expecting the reaction. It will come, or freedom will deteriorate even further, throughout what was once the "Land of the free, and the home of the brave."
For more on this type of legislation: Civil Rights vs. A Free Society
The heart of the matter.
"NOR PROHIBIT THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF" is being violated here.
The left has for some time thake the cafeteria approach to the constitution.