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Justice Alito Slams Dismissal of Christian Jurors As Unfit to Hear Lesbian's Lawsuit

Calvin Freiburger : Feb 29, 2024

Alito warned that the case 'exemplifies the danger' he foresaw in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the government will persecute Americans who oppose homosexuality as 'bigots.'

(Washington, DC) — [] The US Supreme Court declined to take a case out of Missouri in which jurors were barred from hearing a case involving a lesbian plaintiff due to their Christian beliefs on homosexuality, which Justice Samuel Alito called a realization of what he warned would happen after forcing same-sex "marriage" on America. (Screengrab image: Justice Alito)

The Kansas City Star reports that in 2021, a lesbian prison system employee named Jean Finney sued the Missouri Department of Corrections for an alleged hostile work environment, claiming she was the target of harassment, including hostile texts, rumors, formal complaints, and withholding of key job safety information, all at the hands of a co-worker who had once been married to Finney's partner.

A jury sided with Finney and awarded her $275,000, but not before a pair of potential jurors were dismissed because they expressed "strongly held views" about the sinfulness of homosexuality, which Finney's attorney Christina Nielsen claimed "was necessary because the plaintiff's homosexuality was a central issue in the case," and the rejected jurors were deemed incapable of being objective about Finney's claims.

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District upheld the verdict, and the Missouri Supreme Court declined to review it, prompting Missouri's Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey to appeal it to the nation's highest court.

"The Constitution does not tolerate excluding jurors on the basis of race or sex. It ought not to tolerate exclusion on the basis of religion, the very first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights," he said. Bailey contends that religious views can only be grounds for excluding a juror if they truly make him biased, but not if suspicions of such bias are based on nothing more than religious characteristics.

The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Tuesday, without elaborating on why. In the process, Alito issued a five-page statement concurring with the decision on the grounds that it was "complicated by a state-law procedural issue" (specifically that the "Department of Corrections did not properly preserve an objection to dismissal of the two potential jurors and, thus, that their dismissal was reviewable under state law only for plain error"), yet taking the time to warn about the broader ramifications of the lower courts' judgment... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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