December 30, 2008

The First Amendment Takes a Hit in New Jersey

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The Civil Rights Division of the New Jersey Attorney General's office has announced a "Finding of Probable Cause" that the United Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association violated state discrimination laws by refusing to rent a church-owned pavilion to two women for a civil union ceremony.

After the women filed a complaint, the Association stopped allowing public use of the pavilion. The clash between same-sex unions and religious freedom is spreading across America, and even our churches are not insulated from anti-Christian hostility.

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