2nd Amendment, Big govt, Issues

Government Deems Belief in Bible Disqualifies Foster Parents

Last fall a Canadian pastor and his wife were rejected as foster parents for children needing a home because they did not believe in gay marriage. According to a demand letter submitted for reconsideration, the case unfolded as follows: “Later in the interview, Ms. B questioned L [full name redacted], who is a [redacted] pastor, regarding his religious beliefs. She asked him if his church was a “fundamental” church that “still believes in some of the more outdated parts of the Bible.” L responded that his church believes and adheres to all parts of the Bible.” The case is now winding its way through the Canadian legal system as it decides whether or not its “anti-oppressive” policy merits more standing than nondiscrimination against Christians. We’ll predict Canada will decide against this pastor as a preview of what’s coming to the U.S. if 2020 goes the wrong way.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last October, a Canadian pastor and his wife were denied the opportunity to foster children after a social worker asked the pastor if he believes “the more outdated parts of the Bible,” specifically passages on sexuality. A lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sent a demand letter urging Child Services to reconsider, but the Justice Centre had not heard back by the deadline Tuesday. The pastor is considering taking legal action.

“As of right now, I don’t believe we’ve had a response, so we’re going to discuss with the clients what the next steps should be, whether court action should be pursued,” John Carpay, the Justice Centre’s president, told PJ Media in an interview on Wednesday. He mentioned a similar adoption case, suggesting that the law would clearly defend the pastor if the dispute went to court.

Social Services disputed this. Melanie McLearon, director of communications & community relations at Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, told PJ Media “we have corresponded with the Centre on January 24 and again on February 4 with plans to provide both a formal response as well as having requested a meeting.”

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2nd Amendment, Elections, Politics

South Dakota Passes “Constitutional Carry”

“Constitutional Carry,” or permit-less concealed carry, legislation is on its way to the desk of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has previously endorsed the bill. Already, the gun-regulation forces of Everytown for Gun Safety are mobilizing with fake polling in an attempt to portray a Second Amendment victory as at odds with South Dakotans’ wishes. Despite their best efforts to downplay this Republican accomplishment, South Dakota appears poised so far to become the fourteenth “constitutional carry” state in America even as a legal challenge winds its way to the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure.

Although South Dakota is a reliably Republican state — President Trump carried the state in 2016 by 30 points — The Hill reports that members of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association testified Monday in the state House that the bill should ideally be limited to South Dakota residents. A companion bill that mandates such a restriction was introduced in the state House on Friday, but thus far has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released polling attempting to demonstrate that the proposed bill was at odds with South Dakotans’ desires.

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