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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

Justice Dept. Targets Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it was planning to ramp up efforts to bring more civil rights lawsuits against municipalities that try to discriminate against houses of worship.

The new initiative, outlined by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, marks the latest action in the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize protecting religious freedoms.

It was announced in conjunction with a new case filed against Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, over allegations it illegally denied zoning approval to an Orthodox Jewish congregation seeking to build a synagogue.

"In recent years, the cultural climate has become less hospitable to people of faith and to religious belief. Many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack," Sessions said, speaking before the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center's annual meeting in Washington, D.C...more..


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/justice-dept-targets-discrimination-against-houses-of-worship/ar-AAyAV0F



"This feeling is understandable. Religious Americans have heard themselves called deplorables. They’ve heard themselves called bitter clingers." Sessions has come under scrutiny by civil rights groups who say his focus on religious liberty could give individuals and private businesses leeway to discriminate against other groups, such as gay, lesbian and transgender people.

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no_hypocrisy Jun 2018 #3
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:30 PM

1. It's About Time

I'm glad they are giving mosques protection.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:33 PM

2. It's not "religious freedom" that the right-wing fuckwads are talking about. It is discrmination.

Discriminating against people of other religions or no religion is not, I repeat, NOT religious freedom. It is discrimination, plain and simple.

It is shameful and deplorable that Reuters would use the term "religious freedom" without quotes, or without pre-pending it with "so-called". Ditto "religious liberty".

Fucking media is normalizing deceitful lying rightie terminology.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:41 PM

3. You kidding? Municipal taxes in Lynchburg, VA are increasing every year as Jerry Falwell Jr.

and Liberty University buy more and more property, taking it off tax rolls.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:28 AM

4. Okay...so when American muslins or budists want to build a house of worship next to a gated

Community that’s gonna be okay with them as well? Yeah I can just hear it now. Suddenly that will be a different story

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