Christians are under attack in America. If you doubt that, then read these facts that are extracted from a 10/22/10 article entitled “Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate,” and decide for yourself how you feel about this situation:
1) A Grand Rapids, Michigan woman posted an ad at her church.
2) This was at her church, not on public property.
3) The woman expressed a preference for a Christian roommate.
4) The woman, a Christian, wanted to have another Christian as a roommate.
5) Someone reported the ad.
6) A complaint was filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan.
7) The case was turned over to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
8) Depending on the outcome of the case, which is being pursued by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the woman could face several hundreds of dollars in fines and “fair housing training so it doesn’t happen again.”
If you read the entire article you will learn much more about the facts of this case, including statements attributed to several people who are pertinent to the pursuance of this matter.
As a Christian I find this action by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to be a grievous act of blatant discrimination lodged against a fellow Christian, who remains unnamed at this time.
Does not this Christian woman have a civil right to choose to live with a fellow Christian rather than a non-Christian? If I were seeking a roommate, I would most definitely want someone with whom I could converse about shared Christian beliefs. To do otherwise would be unthinkable for me.
It is frightening that our government has this much power and authority to cause this fellow Christian what must be great stress and frustration, not to speak of some financial expense to deal with this issue.
This is another example of the importance of our upcoming elections. We must get officials elected who will say “enough is enough” when these types of frivolous and harmful complaints are pursued by government agencies.
I can only express my opinion on this action being taken by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights against a fellow Christian in one way: This is wrong. Just plain wrong.
Personal opinion of the writer