To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

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

Calvin Freiburger : Feb 29, 2024  LifeSiteNews.com

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) — [LifeSiteNews.com] 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

Continue reading Here.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Fox News Host Lawrence Jones Delivers Powerful Gospel Message: I'm 'Proud to Be a Believer'

California Mom Wants Child Castrated Without Father's Consent

Trans Higher Schooler Places Second in 200m Girls' Varsity Track in Oregon; Would Have Placed 61st among Male Athletes

Biden Admin Pressures Guatemala into Pulling Out of Pro-Life Declaration against 'Right' to Abortion

Prayer Paved the Way for Arizona's Pro-Life Win

Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments on Thursday That Could Overturn Convictions of Hundreds of J6 Protesters

'Hush Money' Criminal Case against Trump Is 'Bogus.' Legal Expert Explains Why

Surprise: John Fetterman Breaks With Biden's Approach to Iran Attacks

Israel's War Cabinet Weighs Counter-Strike for Iran Missile Attack as White House Pushes Diplomacy

American Evangelicals among 'the Last Ones Standing with Israel'

IDF Poised at Gaza Border, Braced for Iran Attack as US Warns Americans to Stay Near Israeli Cities

Exposing Corruption at FBI: Whistleblowers Share Their Stories

Senate Passes Resolution Nullifying Biden's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

Youngkin Vetoes 'Disastrous' Bill Expanding Ranked-Choice Voting In Virginia

President Trump Drops Bombshell Letter from Stormy Daniels…'I Am Denying This Affair Because It Never Happened'

'Absolutely Disastrous' for Biden: Voter Panel On 'Morning Joe' Skewers Bidenomics, Says They Long for Trump's Economy

Wall Street Journal Poll: Trump Has Nearly Doubled Support Among Black Men and Women Since 2020

Blue City Plans to Defund Its Police Force to Pay for Illegal Immigrants

Iowa Joins Texas: New Law Allows State to Deport Illegals

World War II Hero Who Left Hollywood to Fight for America: Incredible New Look at 'It's a Wonderful Life' Star Jimmy Stewart's Story



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com