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Civil Rights? My butt.

I had to look it up.  I couldn’t believe it.  It was true, though.  I must share this cockamamie story.

A woman is seeking a Christian roommate and she is being sued for discrimination in Michigan.  She placed an ad in a church.  What is this world coming to?  Really, who wants a Christian roommate if they are a Christian?  I would go for the Muslim roommate so we would have great discussions, or how about a Jewish roommate so we could argue about Kosher food?  Better yet, an Atheist or a legalize Marijuana activist.  Yes, she is being sued because she has eliminated people of other faiths from answering her ad…

The ad “expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths,” according to the complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan.

Um, I won’t be moving to Michigan any time soon.  Seriously, my ad would be very detailed.  Something like, Wanted: Male in his 30’s, Christian preferred, no arrests, no drugs, has to be a Purdue fan… BANG, the police would bash in my door.

The ad included the words, “Christian roommate wanted,” along with the woman’s contact information. Had the ad not included the word “Christian,” Haynes said, it would not have been illegal.

Illegal?!?  Who passed this law?  Most likely there are good intentions behind the law, but like so many poorly worded laws, this one has blown up in Michigan’s face.  BOOM.

Article Reference: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/22/civil-rights-complaint-filed-christian-roommate-advertisement/

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