Criticize your King. Especially at Minnpost:
Update: The gatekeepers have now allowed the comment. Curious.
Georgetown University’s Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Center for Christian Muslim Understanding is scheduled to host a Dec. 5 event on “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy.”The event features a slew of speakers sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Coptic Christian Ramy Jan, who cut his teeth on the Egyptian political scene as a member of the country’s Nazi Party, according to multiple sources. The event is scheduled to take place all day at Georgetown’s ICC auditorium and feature a keynote address by Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) [emphasis added].
Anything else that we haven’t heard before? You betcha:
Other featured speakers include Wael Haddara, a Canadian-based Muslim Brotherhood backer who formerly served as a senior adviser to Morsi; Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, a onetime member of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party who is now fighting against the coup; and Mohamed Abbas, an Islamist and longtime supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Other participants include Dalia Mogahed, who was picked by President Barack Obama to advise White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mogahed said on Twitter Tuesday that organizers of the event had no knowledge that Jan was a member of Egypt’s Nazi party.
And of course:
Ellison’s spokesman Mike Casca also did not respond to a request for comment.
Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
Welcome to the DFL. The party of tolerance and inclusion.
They demand religious institutions not only tolerate – they want you to capitulate to – the acceptance of homosexuals and cross dressers, a special, distinct protected class according to Google, Incorporated. When you sign up for Google for Non-Profits, the following appears:
“My organization does not discriminate on any unlawful basis in either hiring/employment practices or in the administration of programs and services.” That should have covered it. In fact, that’s where Microsoft’s Office365 for Non-Profits leaves it:
There’s the difference: Microsoft adds “other than as allowed by law”. Google specifically does not and adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as a specific protected class. Google adds the following for you to declare that:
My organization does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring/employment practices.
This is what I call the “queers and cross dressers” clause. In Judaism – normative Judaism – this would be assenting to homosexual behavior and cross-dressing. That would be a great averah and is unacceptable.
“Alright”, you would say, “that’s Judaism. How is Google violating Minnesota law?” Good question, and here’s the answer. Google is defined as a public accommodation in Minnesota Statutes 363A.03 sub. 34:
Place of public accommodation. “Place of public accommodation” means a business, accommodation, refreshment, entertainment, recreation, or transportation facility of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public.
Google for Non-Profits is on the public internet and offers their services to the public. Denying their services, a public accommodation, based upon religion, is a violation of law in Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 363A.11 sub. 1(a)1:
It is an unfair discriminatory practice…to deny any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation because of…creed [or] religion…
Further, religious institutions are specifically protected pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 363A.26 sub 2:
Nothing in this chapter prohibits any religious association, religious corporation, or religious society that is not organized for private profit, or any institution organized for educational purposes that is operated, supervised, or controlled by a religious association, religious corporation, or religious society that is not organized for private profit, from…in matters relating to sexual orientation, taking any action with respect to education, employment, housing and real property, or use of facilities…
“You can make money without doing evil” my Yiddishe tukhas. Conclusion: choose Microsoft Office365 for your religious non-profit.
Cam Winton for Mayor.
Lisa Goodman for City Council, Ward 7.
Proposal to amend the Minneapolis City Charter: No.
Proposal to Amend the Minneapolis City Charter Liquor Licensing Provisions: No.