Thursday, July 23, 2015

'Christian Rights' Lawsuit: Refused 'Gay Marriage'

In a direct challenge to the rise of the politically correct "gay rights" movement, Linda G. Summers is suing for violation of civil rights religious accommodation of her Christian faith in her workplace.  Harrison County, Indiana fired Summers from her position in the county clerk's office for refusing to process same-sex marriage license applications, so she is suing the county government as well as county clerk Sally Whitis in Federal Court.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christian Magistrates Refusing 'Gay Marriage' Lose Jobs in North Carolina

President Obama's Gay Agenda Trumps Freedom in Employment (ENDA)

Vice President Biden Says 'Gay Rights' Trump Religious Beliefs

Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty in Homosexualists' Crosshairs

Michigan Christian Business Trashed by Homosexualists

Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Christian Wedding Chapel

Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

ACLU Sues Christians for Refusing 'Gay Marriage'

-- From "Anti-Gay Marriage Beliefs Blamed for Firing" by David Wells, Courthouse News Service 7/22/15

Soon after the [Indiana Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in October 2014], an email was sent to employees stating that the clerk's office must process gay marriage applications. The email also said: "Even though it may be against your personal beliefs, we are required by state law to process their applications. We are only doing the paperwork and not performing their ceremony," according to the complaint.

Summers was asked in December to process a same-sex marriage application, and in response she submitted a religious accommodation request to Whitis claiming she has "a sincerely held religious belief against same-sex marriages" and "that being required to process marriage licenses for such couples violated her religious beliefs based upon Biblical teaching," the complaint states.

Whitis fired Summers the next day for insubordination, the lawsuit alleges, despite Summers' claim that two co-workers had offered to process same-sex applications for her.

[Summers] is represented by Earl Mullins, Jr. of Masters, Mullins & Arrington in Louisville, Ky.

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From "Christian clerk: 'Gay marriages' violate my civil rights" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 7/22/15

Summers was hired in 2008 and worked in the county’s office in Corydon, Indiana. The complaint states she “has a sincerely held religious belief, based upon the [tenets] of her faith and biblical teaching, such as Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27, 1 Cor. 6:89-10; and 1 Tim. 1:9-10, that it is a sin for persons of the same sex to engage in sexual relation.”

She believes “that persons of the same sex cannot and should not be morally or legally recognized as husband and wife,” and that God will “judge individual Christians, as well as the society of which they are a part, who condone or institute same sex marriages.”

“The foregoing discharge occurred without any attempt by the defendant to accommodate plaintiff and her religious beliefs,” the complaint says, “despite the fact that plaintiff made her sincerely-held beliefs known to defendant Whitis; requested a reasonable accommodation; and that Section 1.4 of the Harrison County Personnel Policies Handbook provides, in relevant part that, ‘it is the policy of the county of Harrison to provide equal employment opportunity in employment to all employees … and to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin.”

The case cites Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and federal law.

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atlanta Fires Fire Chief for 'Anti-gay' Bible Study

Utah Cop Punished for Refusing Homosexual Celebration Duty

Iowa Christian Newspaper Editor, Fired over Gay Agenda Critique

Homosexualists Force Pro-marriage Internet CEO Resignation

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

D.C. University Suspends Christian for Defending Marriage

California University Fires Scientist for Being Christian

Gay Agenda Forced on Christian Colleges by Supreme Court

San Antonio Gay Agenda Ordinance Bans Christian Workers