Supreme justice: My warning for Christians is being ignored

 February 27, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says his warning that came in the Obergefell same-sex "marriage" ruling several years ago about discriminating against Christians is being ignored in American society.

That was that people of faith soon would be labeled "bigots" and discriminated against simply because of their faith.

He said it happened in a Missouri case, and he said while he voted not to intervene because of state technicalities that would be involved, the problem is looming and needs to be addressed.

According to a report from Liberty Counsel, a top-flight legal team often contending in court for the constitutional rights of people of faith, the case was Missouri Department of Corrections v. Jean Finney, an employment discrimination complaint.

Finney self-identified as lesbian and complained she was fired for "presenting as masculine."

In the trial two potential jurors were dismissed "for having biblical views that 'homosexual conduct is sinful,'" the report said.

Alito explained, "At the beginning of voir dire, Finney’s attorney asked all the jurors what he characterized as 'a tricky question,' namely, whether any of them 'went to a conservative Christian church' where 'it was taught that people [who] are homosexua[l] shouldn’t have the same rights as everyone else' because 'what they did' was 'a sin.'

"The question was indeed 'tricky' because it conflated two separate issues: whether the prospective jurors believed that homosexual conduct is sinful and whether they believed that gays and lesbians should not enjoy the legal rights possessed by others," he wrote.

Two potential jurors responded and a pastor's wife stated that the Bible teaches homosexuality is a sin, but "So is gossiping, so is lying."

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