Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate
Read this article. This nursing student from Grand Rapids posted an ad at her church seeking a Christian roommate. Evidently it is illegal in Michigan to place an ad for a roommate based on religion.
The case was brought to the attention of the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. From there it has been referred to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights so that we can get to the bottom of this hurtful bigotry.
Reading the article it all seems absurd. It does, that is, until you get to this part:
The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan might ask for an initial reimbursement of $300 for time spent on the issue and training for the woman, in addition to pulling down the ad, Haynes said.
By my count they are violating at least 4 of this woman's constitutional rights:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (violation #1) ; or abridging the freedom of speech (#2) , or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (#3) , and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use (#4) , without just compensation.
the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution
Some may argue that #4 is a stretch but I do not. I think that since the government is dictating what she can do with her living space and deciding who she can choose to live with, they are in effect taking it for public use.
So, not only are they violating her constitutional rights, they are going to send her off for re-education so she can learn to be a good little comrade and get along with all of the other communists in the collective.
As a Michigander I can say this is not one of our prouder moments.