'Blatant discrimination'

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    'Blatant discrimination'

    WORLD | 'Blatant discrimination' | Les Sillars | Sept. 12, 2012

    When New York City announced last spring it intended to evict religious groups from public school facilities they rented for weekend services, churches fought back with a very public campaign. In June they won a court injunction against the city allowing the churches to stay, for now.
     
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    That's not discrimination. The State of NY has every right to decide who can rent their facilities and who cannot. The churches need to get over themselves and set up elsewhere.
     
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    Actually, they don't. Thanks to a bunch of idiots that think that rights mean that people can impose their likes and dislikes on others the law clearly states that they have two choices. They can either rent their facilities to everyone, or not rent them at all. They are not allowed to pick and choose, and any attempt to exclude some groups without denying all groups access is discrimination.

    We do thank you for once again demonstrating that people who live in Australia and comment on US politics aren't qualified to talk about Australian politics.
     
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    The state of NY allows Muslims to pray in the streets because the mosques don't have room for everyone. Streets get closed down and people have to detour to get to and from work. That quite an inconvenience for all, but it goes on. It shouldn't be any big deal for churches to rent facilities. Saying the state has the right to deny renting to certain people based on religion is discrimination. Landlords cannot discriminate who they rent to and the state shouldn't either.
     
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    Is this something that you agree with?
     
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    When it comes to the government? Absolutely.
     
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    Hmm...not sure I agree though. I mean, what if the KKK wanted to hold a meeting? Wouldn't the government be condoning racism by allowing them to rent facilities?
     
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    Does the government condone murder because they rent facilities to a book club that discusses mysteries? Does your brain do anything other than keep your ears from flapping against each other?
     
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    That isn't the same thing and you know it.
     
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    The problem is that you don't understand that it is the same thing, just like the government allowing films like "Innocence of Muslims" to be made does not mean they condone idiocy. When you actually understand that you will be able to discuss politics with the adults in the world, until then you should only talk to teenagers.
     

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