Virginia Forces Christian Ministries to Adopt 'Government Ideology' or Pay $100K | Beaufort County Now | The lawsuit brings five claims against AG Herring. | beaufort observer, rant & rave, virginia, christian ministries, government ideology, october 2, 2020

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Virginia Forces Christian Ministries to Adopt 'Government Ideology' or Pay $100K

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    "Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.) in order to prevent Virginia from implementing two pro-LGBT laws that force "people of faith to adopt a particular government ideology under threat of punishment." The two laws purport to prevent "discrimination" against LGBT people but, in reality, they force Christian ministries to choose between violating their sincerely held religious beliefs or paying hefty fines, as much as $100,000 per offense.

    The lawsuit brings five claims against AG Herring. It claims the LGBT laws violate the ministries' right of free exercise of religion under the Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act; violate their right to free exercise of religion under the Virginia Constitution; violate their right to free speech under the Virginia Constitution; violate the Virginia Constitution's Establishment Clause; and violate the state constitution's Due Process Clause."


    https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/30/virginia-forces-christian-ministries-to-adopt-government-ideology-or-pay-100k-n985842


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