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Seniors Group Alleges Age-Discrimination November 13, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Age Discrimination, Card, Church, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Lawsuit.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A church that is being accused of age discrimination claims that it banned a seniors group from meeting on its property because of costly lawsuits.The Seniors Club, formerly known as the Saint John Vianney Seniors Club, is now meeting at the Allingtown Senior Center. The group formerly met at Saint John Vianney church. Group president Mary Macri claims that the group is the victim of age discrimination. According to Macri, the church’s pastor asked the group last month to find a new meeting place. Macri said the parish pastor of Saint. John’s told her too many of her club’s members have filed suits against the church over the past 27 years.

“People from the Bingo, which is on a Wednesday, I know three of four of them have filed suits. I know they have fallen on snow at their sidewalk and they have filed suits,” Macri said.Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Leon Collins asked Macri, “So you say, ‘With suits coming from more than one group, why has my group solely been excluded?'”



Church Demolished: More Anti-Christian Discrimination by Big Brother China August 7, 2006

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The violence occurred when up to 500 police tried to break up a 3,000-strong protest, a rights group said.

Twenty people were hurt, including four who were seriously injured, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said.

A police official confirmed an incident had taken place on Saturday.

He told the French news agency AFP that the church in the suburb of Xiaoshan had had to be destroyed.


Gay and Lesbian Church Launch Ad Blitz: “Would Jesus discriminate?” July 24, 2006

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“Would Jesus discriminate?” The question has been popping up on billboards, yard signs and in newspaper ads around conservative central Indiana lately in a new Bible-based appeal for acceptance of gays and lesbians. It’s a campaign organized by a predominantly gay and lesbian denomination — Metropolitan Community Churches — and a Jewish gay activist.

Organizers say the effort is the first in a planned series of campaigns across the country aimed at getting people to take a fresh look at the social justice passages in the Bible.