Author Topic: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation  (Read 2088 times)

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Sooo, much wrong here, aside from being unconstitutional, it's a perfect example of Marxists usurping Congress charge.
People always say SUE, but the problem is, the taxpayer winds up footing the bill, Right? So what if the law was changed to where an individual could bring a civil suit against the perpetrators personally?
That would stop this bullshit in its tracks, and put an end to leftist control once and for all.


The Virginia Real Estate Board accused a Christian realtor of violating fair housing laws because she included a Bible verse on her website and wrote religious phrases like “Jesus Loves You” on her email signature.

The American Center for Law and Justice has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Hadassah Carter alleging the Virginia Real Estate Board violated her First Amendment rights. They say she has been harassed, targeted and discriminated against because of her religious beliefs.

“No one should have to justify their free speech or their religion to a regulatory body,” ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow said. “To threaten someone’s job because they express their faith makes free speech unfree, and so we must fight these assaults on religious liberty aggressively whenever they arise.”

In 2017 the state agency filed its initial complaint against Carter alleging her email signature violated Virginia’s Fair Housing Act.

“The complaint absurdly stated that because these realtors used religious speech, they could make someone feel discriminated against,” Sekulow said.

Her signature line included phrases like, “For Faith and Freedom,” “Jesus loves you,” and “With God all things are possible.”

Under the personal statement section on her business website, she wrote, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. I am available to you when you need me.”

She also included a statement about her core values which referenced how God had blessed her in her professor and how she operated her business according to the Golden Rule.

To be clear, Carter was not accused of refusing to rent or refusing to represent anyone because of their religious beliefs. According to the lawsuit, her client list includes Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics and Evangelical Christians.

In 2018 the real estate company that employed Carter reluctantly agreed to implement new policies that would prevent employees from posting religious statements on any business documents or advertising material.

As a result of the rule, Carter resigned.


However, she was warned that the Virginia Real Estate Board would track her license and file another complaint if she added religious statements to her communications.

The ACLJ said the state agency broke the law by discriminating against Carter on the basis of viewpoint. They cited Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., a Supreme Court decision that made clear such behavior is unconstitutional.

https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/virginia-investigates-christian-realtor-for-writing-jesus-loves-you/
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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 01:59:56 PM »
Since when does the A.C.L.U. care about Christianity?

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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 02:01:50 PM »
Since when does the A.C.L.U. care about Christianity?

 :rolleyes:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Damn dyslexics! I too had to reread it to make sure. :biggrin:

American Center for Law and Justice  ACLJ.
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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Damn dyslexics! I too had to reread it to make sure. :biggrin:

American Center for Law and Justice  ACLJ.

I'm triggered now.

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Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 04:03:18 PM »
I'm triggered now.

(throws tantrum)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't feel bad, I read the entire article trying to figure out why the Commie ACLU would help a christian.
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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 08:38:00 AM »
As Solar stated, this is so wrong. It would not last two seconds in court. Reminds me of something a super HOA on steroids would do.
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Re: Virginia Real Estate Board “Jesus Loves You” Is a Violation
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 09:05:19 AM »
As Solar stated, this is so wrong. It would not last two seconds in court. Reminds me of something a super HOA on steroids would do.
Exactly!!!
Like an HOA suddenly banning all red cars from the community. Sure, it may have been stipulated in their bylaws. but that never made it legal, or banning a certain race, again, we now have laws on discrimination.
But for these idiots to create rules usurping the First Amendment is beyond annoying, it's illegal.
I wish our laws allowed for civil suits in cases such as this, it would put an end to these little Nazi assaults if they had to start paying out of their own pockets and not the taxpayer footing the Bill.
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