Fox News is doing its usual bangup job of faux journalism in response to the Colorado case where a bakery is being required to follow the state’s anti-discrimination laws and not discriminate against gay couples. In an interview with the owner of the bakery they put up a huge graphic that says “The Death of …
Category Archive: Discrimination
Dec 13 2013
Dec 10 2013
In one of the cases on which the Christian right bases its howls of persecution, a Colorado case involving a bakery refusing to do a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding celebration, a state judge has rejected the bakery’s claim that state law forbidding such discrimination violates their free speech or religious freedom rights. You …
Dec 05 2013
Bruce Ledewitz, a law professor at Duquesne University, has a column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the dozens of legal challenges to the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. First he explains that companies don’t actually have to provide contraception as part of their group policies:
Nov 28 2013
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is clearly considering making a run for the White House in 2016 but he may find himself in trouble with the religious right base over his apparent support for laws that forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, including one in his state:
Nov 20 2013
Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman or Orly Taitz, has been making the rounds of the usual outlets spouting all sorts of hyperbole and lies about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It’s so horrible that it will lead to a revolution!
Nov 13 2013
Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) has a profoundly silly column in Crisis magazine claiming that if ENDA passes (it won’t, at least not with the House as currently configured) it will lead to quotas for businesses to hire trans* people.
Nov 13 2013
In perhaps the least surprising news in the history of the world, Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel is completely distorting reality in arguing against a bill that would protect the rights of LGBT people, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. predictably, the lie is intended to sow fear non-existent Christian persecution. And he falsely claims that gays …
Nov 11 2013
That is the title of a column at RealClearReligion about the passage of a law recognizing same-sex marriage in Illinois. It’s written by Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. And it makes the familiar complaint that anti-discrimination laws violate religious freedom — but only when they disapprove of the target of …
Nov 05 2013
The Worldnetdaily has an article about the Senate’s schedule vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and they’re putting their usual absurd spin on it. “It’s back! Job protection for sexual perversion” says the headline on the front page, though the headline on the article when you click on it is “It’s ba-a-ack! Job protections based …
Nov 01 2013
After Cindy McCain signed a postcard to her husband, Sen. John McCain, asking him to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a reporter asked him if he planned to vote for it. What he got was a whole bunch of irrelevant babbling in response:
Oct 18 2013
A West Michigan woman who worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has sued that organization, claiming that she was fired after getting divorced while two men were allowed to divorce and remarry while keeping their jobs. It’s unclear whether the suit has much of a chance of succeeding.
Sep 08 2013
Bryan Fischer wants you to know that he’s a victim. So is every other white Christian. In fact, they’re the only group you can openly discriminate against anymore. And by “discriminate,” he means “prevent them from discriminating against others.”
Aug 27 2013
A 20-store Subway operation may find itself in legal trouble after sending a letter to several churches in Charleston, West Virginia saying they’re seeking Christian employees. That is a pretty clear violation of state and federal laws that forbid discrimination on the basis of religion.
Aug 26 2013
From the Clearly Not Getting the Concept Department, we have Bryan Fischer ranting about a court ruling in New Mexico that says Christian business owners can’t discriminate against gays. Bizarrely, he says that ruling is just like the Jim Crow laws and that “Christians are the new blacks.” Uh, Bryan…the Jim Crow laws were laws …
Jul 01 2013
Russ Douthat is a relatively rational conservative who accepts that same-sex marriage is pretty much inevitable. But in a post at the New York Times he argues that there still need to be protections for religious freedom — and pretends that how much protection there is will depend on the magnanimity of equality advocates.