Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 2)

In the United States and other countries, religious institutions have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position, i.e., they have been granted exemptions from compliance with certain laws (including, without limitation, laws against discrimination in employment and laws requiring the payment of taxes). Is it appropriate or even useful for religion to have this privileged status?

Links:

1. Wisconsin Supreme Court’s use of the “ministerial exception” to dismiss an age discrimination case against a Catholic school system

http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=38088

2. New York Court of Appeals decision in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany v. Serio

http://www.law.cornell.edu/nyctap/I06_0127.htm

3. California Supreme Court’s decision in Catholic Charities of Sacramento v. Superior Court (Unfortunately, I can’t find a generally accessible URL for this decision. The citation is 85 P.3d 67 (2004).)

4. Jonathan Turley’s Op-Ed piece entitled “When it comes to religious groups, who’s really facing discrimination?”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/16/AR2010041602027.html

5. Employment Division v. Smith

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0494_0872_ZO.html

6. Bob Jones University v. United States

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0461_0574_ZO.html

7. New York Times article on the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association case

8. Part 1 of this video series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5TBxCfnFiw

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Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 1)

In the United States and other countries, religious institutions have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position, i.e., they have been granted exemptions from compliance with certain laws (including, without limitation, laws against discrimination in employment and laws requiring the payment of taxes). Is it appropriate or even useful for religion to have this privileged status?

Links:

1. Regarding Christian Legal Society v. Martinez–

–the decision of the federal district court in favor of the law school

http://www.alliancealert.org/2006/20060417.pdf

–the decision of the 9th Circuit affirming the trial court’s ruling

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/08-1371_ca9.pdf

–SCOTUS WIKI’s entry on the case (lots of information and material)

http://www.scotuswiki.com/index.php?title=Christian_Legal_Society_v._Martinez

2. Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s talk entitled “Religious Freedom and Marriage”

3. Washington D.C.’s marriage equality and nondiscrimination law and related material

http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/lims/legislation.aspx?LegNo=B18-0482&Description=RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM-AND-CIVIL-MARRIAGE-EQUALITY-AMENDMENT-ACT-OF-2009.&ID=23204

http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20100409103713.pdf

4. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm

5. McClure v. The Salvation Army (the first federal appeals court decision to recognize a “ministerial exception” to Title VII)

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7674766003352112619&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

6. Part 2 of this video series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GHVxMDRx6o

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LEGALLY STOP PAYING TAXES And YOU Can Stop The Genocide Now!

LEGAL Employers letter here-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/model-paye-letter.html

Legal Crime Report here-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/files/mwh_crime_report.pdf

Guide to War Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/guide-to-war-law.html

Model Pension Providers Letter-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/model-pension-providers-letter.html

Frequently Asked Questions (Reporting War Crimes)-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/frequently-asked-questions.html

War Law and Parliament –
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/war-law-and-parliament.html

The British Government’s Deceptions on War Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/the-british-governments-deceptions-on-war-law.html

The Laws of War-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/the-laws-of-war-1.html

False, Deceptive & Misleading Legal Advice-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/false-deceptive-misleading-legal-advice.html

Death Toll-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/death-toll.html

Ignorance of the Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/ignorance-of-the-law.html

Correct Legal Advice on the illegality of the war with Iraq-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/correct-legal-advice.html

Make Wars History-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk

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NESARA will Abolish FED & Income Tax & War

http://nesara.us/pages/benefits.html
The “National Economic Security And Reformation Act” – NESARA – provides major benefits to Americans including:

* Forgives credit card, mortgage, and other bank debt due to illegal banking and government activities
* Abolishes income tax
* Abolishes IRS; creates flat rate non-essential “new items only” sales tax revenue for government
* Increases benefits to senior citizens
* Returns Constitutional Law
* Establishes new Presidential and Congressional elections within 120 days after NESARA’s announcement
* Monitors elections and prevents illegal election activities of special interest groups
* Creates new US Treasury currency, “rainbow currency,” backed by gold, silver, and platinum precious metals
* Returns Constitutional Law to all our courts and legal matters.
* Initiates new U.S. Treasury Bank System in alignment with Constitutional Law
* Eliminates the Federal Reserve System
* Restores financial privacy
* Retrains all judges and attorneys in Constitutional Law
* Ceases all aggressive, US government military actions worldwide
* Establishes peace throughout the world
* Initiates first phase of worldwide prosperity distribution of vast wealth which has been accumulating for many decades
* Releases enormous sums of money for humanitarian purposes
* Enables the release of new technologies such as alternative energy devices

And much, much more.

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