Posts Tagged ‘religious beliefs’

Martha Coakley’s Brazen Violation Of The Civil Rights Act

January 15, 2010

Newsflash: the Civil Rights Act actually protects some groups that the left despise.

Oh, well.  Civil Rights, Cybil bites.  Who cares about the civil rights of religious people?

Martha Coakley apparently hates Catholics, unless they happen to be pedophile priests, in which case they’re okay.

Democrats can easily screw over any class of people they don’t like (like white men, rich people, non-union workers, religious people, and babies for starters).  Because their view is that government giveth rights, and government can taketh away rights whenever it wants.

The following YouTube clip is shocking audio of Massachusetts Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate, Martha Coakley, arrogantly informing Catholics (and, by extension, other Christian believers who might wish to exercise their religious rights of conscience), “You can have religious freedom, you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

Attorney General Coakley, with all due respect to her office, is wrong. Her statement mischaracterizes the law and, if applied, would amount to unlawful religious discrimination. Religious freedom means much more than believers merely being free to voluntarily segregate themselves from certain professions (especially the caring professions which are so often reflective of the very essence of religious faith).

Under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing and other terms and conditions of employment. This means employers cannot treat you any less favorably because of your religious beliefs or practices, nor can they force you to stop participating in religious activities as a condition of your employment. And this means emergency rooms cannot discriminate against practicing Catholics or others who hold religious values.

That’s okay.  Martha Coakely has already vowed to ignore the Constitution and vote for a profoundly unconstitutional ObamaCare boondoggle that forces Americans to purchase insurance whether they want to or not in a blatant expansion of raw government power.  Why should she worry about an insignificant little detail like the Civil Rights Act?

Or maybe she’s going to tell us that she didn’t SEE the violations of the Civil Rights Act and the Constitution, the way she lyingly claimed she didn’t see her goon violating the civil rights of a reporter who tried to ask her a question about her being in bed with health care lobbyists.