Wisconsin Judge Rules in Favor of Religious Freedom

WFB: A county judge in Wisconsin ruled last month that the city of De Pere’s nondiscrimination ordinance infringed on the right of religious freedom, granting a victory to five churches and a religious broadcaster which brought a legal challenge against the statute.

In late 2017, De Pere adopted a nondiscrimination ordinance that, among other issues, addressed “gender identity and sexual orientation in housing, employment, advertising, and public accommodation,” according to World magazine. The new policies were to apply to all “places of public accommodation.”

Five churches and a local religious broadcaster challenged the ordinance. The plaintiffs’ complaint argued that the city’s ordinance differed from similar statutes in other states as “the De Pere ordinance does not clearly exempt religious organizations.” They contended that “the ordinance is likely to be imposed on churches and other religious organizations in a manner that would mandate government orthodoxy in core religious functions, communication, and conduct.” read more

4 Comments on Wisconsin Judge Rules in Favor of Religious Freedom

  1. …the Court’s ruling, while welcome, is irrelevant.

    GOD gave man his rights, NOT the Court.

    The Bill of Rights only AFFIRMS that, it does not GRANT rights as they do not belong to Government to GRANT.

    We will worship God as He deserves and requires, and we will follow and share His word, regardless of what Man and Court have to say about it, and we will NOT ignore Him in favor of someone who wants to stand with those who mock His creations by their actions…

    “21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

    Romans 1:21-32

    Sorry. I’m not gonna stand with THAT crowd.

    Oppose God if YOU like, “Human Rights Commission”. I refuse to do so whether you say yea or nay.

    “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
    -Joshua 24:15

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  2. A mere stumbling block for imbecility.

    Hard to believe that a “judge” – especially a “judge” from Wisconsin – came to a rational decision, but will this be passed off into the Federal arena? Will a REALLY sick, deviant, miscreant “judge” (or group of “judges”) get to “rule” next?

    My guess is that the nihilistic socialists won’t just throw up their hands and accept defeat (like the RINOs).

    izlamo delenda est …

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  3. “…The new policies were to apply to all “places of public accommodation.”

    How presumptuous of them. Inappropriately presumptuous.
    A place of worship, while it may accommodate the public, is not a public accommodation. Our government allows assembly for the purpose of worship, and in that it may be said to be accommodating. (many governments do not). I will state that such assembly is for the purposes of sharing belief and faith, through consent of the assembled. A forced imposition of acceptance of contrary beliefs into such an assembly is entirely an infringement upon freedom to worship agreeable to the dictates of each individual’s conscience. It violates our 1st amendment, if not rational thought.
    Our places of worship are not to be polluted and become as the gender neutral bathrooms of a ‘politically correct’ world. They are of the religious world, and they are to remain separate. Influential upon each other, but in this country, eternally separate.
    As long as I exist, this I will defend.

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