Saturday, November 06, 2010

HUD Dismisses Complaint Against Woman for Ad Seeking 'Christian Roommate'‏

We read:
"The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has dismissed a civil rights complaint against against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate.

The complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan had accused the unidentified 31-year-old woman of posting an ad that "expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths."

Joel Oster, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, which represented the woman free of charge, had described the case as "outrageous."

"Clearly this woman has a right to pick and choose who she wants to live with," he said. "Christians shouldn't live in fear of being punished by the government for being Christians. It is completely absurd to try to penalize a single Christian woman for privately seeking a Christian roommate at church -- an obviously legal and constitutionally protected activity."



Anonymous said...

As it should have been. The irony is that the ad was posted IN A CHURCH! If a similar ad for a Muslim roommate was posted in a mosque, do you think this would have gotten ANY notice?


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

At least she did say a STRAIGHT Christian roommate.

THEN she'd be in big trouble!

Anonymous said...

The bottom line here? That the anti-Christian, radical Left "never" stops trying.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:12 AM

I second your emotion.

Except I'd add Dimbocrats to the list starting with Harry Reid!

Anonymous said...

There are certain states in which this kind of idiocy occurs on a regular basis. Luckily this didn't have to go through the courts and cost this poor woman any money. If I remember correctly this is the same state that arrested Christians for handing out informtion in public. Although that may have been the state next door.

Spurwing Plover said...

So whats so wrong about a woman requesting a christian roomate dose it offend buddas or gaia worshipping pantywastes?