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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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In NJ, abiding by your faith is “wrongdoing”


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Attorney sound bite:  Jim Campbell

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Jim Campbell regarding a determination by the director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights that a Christian ministry engaged in “wrongdoing” for abiding by its faith:

“The government should not be able to force a Christian organization to use its property in a way that would violate its own religious beliefs. Both the U.S. and New Jersey constitutions protect the freedom of faith-based groups to use their property in a manner consistent with those beliefs. That freedom trumps any state law that conflicts with it. Our client, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, will review the director’s decision and consider its options.”

The director’s determination adopts an administrative law judge’s recommendation issued in January in the case, Bernstein v. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.

Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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