Perhaps we take a moment and reflect on a little history of Michigan and how things happen?
Lets talk about Julea Ward.
Who is she? And why should she be the topic of the day? Without reading any further, how many of Right Michigan’s regular readers recall her name? Take your time, but don’t forget to act when you are through here, OK?
In April of 2009, the Blog Prof posted something that was out of the ballpark nuts on the pages of RightMichigan.com. Not “nuts” because HE was wrong, but rather from being the telltale sign of things to come. One of our publicly funded Universities threatened to END Miss Ward’s career, unless she submit to a regimen of homophilia. As the prof’s prop of choice asked then, “What the hell is going on out here!”
Claiming “an unprecedented attack on religious liberty,” the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) filed an amicus brief, this past Tuesday, in support of the plaintiffs in two separate cases, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In both cases, the plaintiffs are devout Christians who built their businesses from the ground up. They object on religious grounds to providing certain contraceptives which are mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services headed by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Both cases are scheduled for oral arguments on March 25, 2014 and the Court’s decision is expected sometime before the end of June.
In this case it is about the freedom to refrain from supporting things that run afoul of one’s conscience, freedom of association, and free speech. IMO, It could also be argued under the 5th amendment, under due process as well.