In Sevier v. Lowenthal, (D DC, March 26, 2018), the District of Columbia federal district court dismissed a suit which sought to require four members of the U.S. House of Representatives to remove Gay Pride Rainbow Colored Flags that they have placed in the hallways outside their offices. The suit, filed by a vocal opponent of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, contends that display of these flags violates the Establishment Clause, as well as the equal protection and due process clauses. As related by the court:In Sevier’s view … the gay pride flag “is a ‘religious symbol’ for the homosexual denomination,” … and its “placement … amounts to [Defendants’] endorsement of a particular religion…. Sevier’s “sex-based self-asserted identity narrative is that he prefers to be married to an inanimate object.” … So, according to Sevier, unless Defendants “install a flag that represents people who self-identify as polygamists, machinists, zoophiles, and heterosexuals,”… their actions “treat … the homosexual denomination of … the church of moral relativism with disproportionate favor”….Rejecting plaintiff’s assertions, the court said that plaintiff’s claims are premised on his argument that homosexuality is a religion, but he has offered
I’ve been struggling lately to find house tours that feel approachable, inspiring, and – most importantly – lived in. While there are so many desiger portfolios out there with beautiful homes and rooms, they are so perfectly styled it all feels a bit contrived. Not so with this house designed by Louise Walsh! This earthy modern bungalow proves […]
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AP reports that in Reading, Pennsylvania, Jonathan and Grace Foster were convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of their 2-year old daughter. The Fosters are members of Faith Tabernacle Congregation which teaches that doctors and pharmaceuticals should be avoided. Their daughter died of pneumonia after the couple failed to seek medical treatment for the girl whose cold symptoms turned severe.
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