Pastors could face jail over Mass. anti-discrimination law

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Churches in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts have grave concerns about a new anti-discrimination law that could force congregations to accommodate the transgender community – under the threat of fines and jail time.

    The law, which goes into effect in October, does not specifically mention churches or other houses of worship. However, the attorney general, along with the government commission assigned to enforce the law, have a different point of view.

    Attorney General Maura Healey wrote that places of public accommodation include: “auditoriums, convention centers, lecture halls, houses of worship, and other places of public gathering.”

    The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the commission responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination law, reinforced that interpretation in a document titled, “Gender Identity Guidance.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016...e-jail-over-mass-anti-discrimination-law.html
     
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    Unfortunately it does seem that persecution is right around the corner.
     
  3. Internet Theologian

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    Wonder what they mean by 'accommodate'?

    Churches have made services center around decisional regeneration for years, so they shouldn't have a worry as they will have a lost audience to 'accommodate'.
     

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