DOJ to Colorado Family: Give Up Your Religion or Your Business

Littlejoe

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The Justice Department last week presented the Newland family of Colorado--who own Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business--with what amounted to an ultimatum: Give up your religion or your business.

“Hercules Industries has ‘made no showing of a religious belief which requires that [it] engage in the [HVAC] business,” the Justice Department said in a formal filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

In response to the Justice Department’s argument that the Newlands can either give up practicing their religion or give up owning their business, the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing the family, said in a reply brief: "[T]o the extent the government is arguing that its mandate does not really burden the Newlands because they are free to abandon their jobs, their livelihoods, and their property so that others can take over Hercules and comply, this expulsion from business would be an extreme form of government burden.”

DOJ to Colorado Family: Give Up Your Religion or Your Business | CNSNews.com
 

Carl

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Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Luke 11:2-4 (KJV)
 

Carl

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If all religions in the United States band together and say enough is enough we are all lost. At this point in time it doesn't matter if it a Jew, a Catholic, a Morman, even a Buddhist, this anti-Constitutional dictatorship will continue to erode everything that is great about this country. The whole political arena has to be cleaned out or the USA is a goner.

Lord I pray for my government. I pray for deliverance from this evil that is flooding this land. 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 (KJV) Lord I look to You for the impossible!
 

ShilohRose

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller
 

Carl

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I did not read the whole charge or court brief or whatever it is called. But what I did read indicated to me that when an individual starts a business to join in commerce that individual agrees to do what the government says rather than what they believe. A for profit business cannot carry the owners private beliefs into that commerce arena. To put it into simple words: a business owner agrees to follow the government rather than God. Some of the cases that are sited by the DOJ go back to at least the Reagan years. So the forces have been building quietly for many years. And are maybe now coming to fruit.
 

Carl

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If all religions in the United States band together and say enough is enough we are all lost. At this point in time it doesn't matter if it a Jew, a Catholic, a Morman, even a Buddhist, this anti-Constitutional dictatorship will continue to erode everything that is great about this country. The whole political arena has to be cleaned out or the USA is a goner.

Lord I pray for my government. I pray for deliverance from this evil that is flooding this land. 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 (KJV) Lord I look to You for the impossible!
I meant to say "If all religions in the United States do not
 
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