Friday, March 26, 2010

First Amendment does not apply

From a press release issued by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF):
A federal judge ruled Monday that nationally syndicated opinion columns written by a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington are not protected by the First Amendment because he referred to them on a promotion application.

ADF attorneys argue that the university refused to promote Dr. Mike Adams to full professor because of his religious beliefs and political viewpoints, as espoused through his columns. They are considering their options for appealing the decision.

“Christian professors should not be discriminated against because of their beliefs. No university should refuse promotion to an accomplished professor simply because it disagrees with his religious and political views,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence. “We disagree with the court’s assessment that Dr. Adams’ speech is somehow not protected by the Constitution. Opinion columns are classic examples of free speech protected by the First Amendment, and mentioning them on a promotion application does not change this fact.”
There is also a case before the Supreme Court that will decide whether Christian organizations can be required by law to accept non-Christians as voting members and leaders (I can't imagine that this would stand, but if it does, Christians should join gay and atheist organizations by the thousands and vote them out of existence)!

A New York man is now serving a nine day jail sentence for disorderly conduct (he was praying in public! Gasp!)

This is not the United States I grew up in. It is truly a scary time for America, and especially for genuine Christians who are the only group left in this country against whom mockery and discrimination are socially and politically acceptable.

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