Dacus: Anti-faith ordinance 'the tip of the spear'

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

no crossA Wisconsin town has enacted a far-reaching non-discrimination ordinance that threatens the religious liberty of churches and religious organizations. But one attorney asserts it won't go unchallenged.

Angels of Hope Preschool in De Pere does not hide the fact that it is a Christian preschool, as it aims to keep "a family-friendly, Christian environment."

But a controversial city ordinance would make it impossible to guarantee that the teachers at Angels of Hope agree with the school's mission – or that one day they will not show up to class claiming to have changed genders.

Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute is in a federal court representing the daycare's owner, Hope Lutheran Church, four other churches, and a radio station.

"This ordinance is a direct assault on the First Amendment rights, the free exercise rights of religious institutions, of ministries in that it tells them that they have to be willing to hire employees that live lives and have lifestyles – sexual and otherwise – that may go totally against their religious beliefs and what the Bible teaches," he comments.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)The measure does include a religious freedom exemption, but it only protects the churches if they limit their preference to someone of the same religion. But as the attorney points out, plenty of people claim to be Christians.

"So long as an employee affirms that they're a part of the same religion, then there is absolutely no further protection for a religious institution when it comes to carrying out its faith with regards to hiring, usage of its facilities, or advertising," Dacus submits.

He calls this ordinance the most radical of its kind.

"This case is the tip of the spear of a wave and a movement across this country of growing hatred and intolerance and bigotry against people of faith and institutions of faith," Dacus says.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Bottom line: What's the REAL reason Democrats' are so adamant about blocking Kavanaugh's confirmation?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'
Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24
Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time
Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167
GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony
Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate
When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser another extension
UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; Pound falls
Schumer rallies behind Rosenstein, warns Trump not to fire him
Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing 'wire,' invoking 25th Amendment against Trump
OH-Sen: Sherrod Brown says he's 'not close' to wanting to run for president in 2020

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Dems' 'attack' on Nunes memo a 'big fat dud'

angry donkey (Democrats)A constitutional attorney insists that the much-hyped Democratic FISA memo has proven to be a "big fat dud."