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When Religious Freedom Becomes Divisive

When Religious Freedom Becomes Divisive
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The recent national collegiate basketball championship tournament in Indiana has recently held the attention of sports fans throughout the nation. But a few weeks before the Final Four’s final game this past Monday, the fine citizens of that state watched as the media pummeled its governor, Mike Pence. He signed into law, legislation that would allow owners of businesses, because of their religious beliefs, the right to refuse services to members of the gay and lesbian community. The purpose of the bill in the eyes of many of its supporters is to strengthen the legal defense of business owners in this regard. The narrowness and pettiness of this law (with broader implications that are not petty) make one want to blink and ask: Isn’t this 2015 and you’re kidding, right?

I suppose my idealistic sense tells me that we as a nation had moved beyond the idea that anyone would really condone not serving a person(s) because of their sexual preference. Many would believe that this issue was soundly made moot after the turbulent 1960s civil rights battles. Nor would it be believed that a governmental body would pass a law that permits such a practice and then give it “protection” under the guise of religious freedom. But, I have to remind myself that the world does not always operate under idealistic circumstances and now we have the Indiana question.

 

When Religious Freedom Becomes Divisive

When Religious Freedom Becomes Divisive
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The recent national collegiate basketball championship tournament in Indiana has recently held the attention of sports fans throughou...

Gov. Christie's Character Traits Leave N.J. Voters Dubious

Gov. Christie's Character Traits Leave N.J. Voters Dubious
BY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEW BRUNSWICK – As a kinder, gentler Chris Christie wooed New Hampshire Republicans last week in a visit that included two town hall meetings, New Jersey ...

Trenton Democrats’ Efforts Would be Better Spent Supporting Legislation to Strengthen Pension System

Trenton Democrats’ Efforts Would be Better Spent Supporting Legislation to Strengthen Pension System
BY GEORGE MAST
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris) today urged Democrat legislative leaders to put politics aside and join two of the states largest public sector unions i...

Trenton Democrats’ Efforts Would be Better Spent Supporting Legislation to Strengthen Pension System

Trenton Democrats’ Efforts Would be Better Spent Supporting Legislation to Strengthen Pension System
BY GEORGE MAST
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris) today urged Democrat legislative leaders to put politics aside and join two of the states largest public sector unions i...

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