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. ...
Alread posted, but yes, we have a problem with "separation of church and state"...and freedom of religion here. Just the leftist fringe whackos trying to force their perverted agendas onto our world via the judiciary, their normal modus operandi.
However big He wants it to be.
Can't wait for the first pics of the state police hauling a priest out of his church in 'cuffs.
Does the law apply to Muslims?
I searched to see if this was previously posted, but nothing came up. Can you give me the link? Thanks.
Sounds like a freedom of association issue, not a freedom of religion issue.
Good for an additional 500,000 Repub votes in 2006!
They are afraid of Muslims.
The Civil Rights Act...chickens coming home to roost.
I never even thought of that until you just said it. The left separates church and state when they see convienent, but overlooks it when they need to push an agenda. It's getting really ridiculous.
"Law forces churches to hire homosexuals"
"The law can't be used to force people to violate their consciences."
...always the lie told by liberals/Democrats when they pass laws to COERCE
people to violate their consciences...
I predicted in my college Marketing class (Baylor University) in 1980 that corporations would one day be required to hire "token homosexuals." The professor was horrified by my comment. My prediction may soon come true! What a sick frickin' world we now live in!!!
In the name of equal rights, the incremental destruction of Christianity grinds ahead. You'll see gay activists using this law to battle Christian churches, but none will approach a mosque for a job. In the context of 'as applied' these laws are targeted only at Christians.
I though it was all about the children?? What about protection for our youth??
It becomes a freedom of religion issue when government forces you to employ and pay those who do not accept the teachings of your religion.
Does the law apply to Muslims?Interesting question, which raises a couple of points:
1. Liberals traditionally absolve Muslims of all forms of misbehavior, including female subjugation, mutilation and murder.
2. Although publicly opposed to homosexuality, many Muslims (certainly Arab Muslims) grow up in a culture of secret but wide-spread boy-rape. So the fact is, the Mosques are already filled to the brim with practising homosexuals. The only question is, do they make that fact public.
If there is a "separation of church and state" as liberals profess, how could the government have the right to force a church to do anything?
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.
Did they give up their constitutional rights?
Nice caption. God wrought his anger on Sodom. The good man Lot and family, were allowed to escape the horror with the understanding that they could not turn and watch the destruction. Lot's wife, curious to see the procedings of an infernal city was transformed into a pillar of salt.
The civil rights activists who are determined to push their "gay" agenda on all, need to take heed and research their Bible. God's wrath is not something I would like to witness.
Pray for our troops.
We are long past due going to war with the Left.
This leaves the door wide open to sacreligious acts, to say the least.
homosexual agenda ping
When they "contracted" with the fedgov and became an 'artificial entity' (corporation) any constitutional rights they may have had were forfeited and replaced by (gov't granted)'civil rights'. As I said previously, by doing so they forfeited their sovereignty and now their 'civil rights' are at the mercy of bureaucrats working within the 'adminstrative / statutory system'.
just outrageous. HOwever, I fear there aren't enough people in Illinois who'll care about this enough to change the state's voting patterns in the next elections. If Kerry didn't bother them, why will this?
Good points about why liberals don't go after Muslims...they know Muslims will slit their throats, whereas Christians will not. This just goes to show liberals are huge cowards. Islam is far more opposed to the liberal agenda than Christianity is, but they attack Christians because we're an easy target that fights back in non-lethal ways. Liberals, deep down, aren't willing to die for their cause.
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