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WATCH: Students Support Religious Freedom for Muslims, Not Christians

Monday, March 13, 2017 12:57
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WATCH: Students Support Religious Freedom for Muslims, Not Christians
by Jerome Hudson 12 Mar 2017
Several students at the University of Wisconsin-Madisonadmit that Muslims should not be forced by law to do business with Christians. Those same students, however, had a hard time agreeing that Christians or conservative Americans have the right to decline work that conflicts with their conscience or religion.
In a viral video published by Arizona-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADL), students were asked if they support Sophie Theallet’s decision not to dress Melania Trump.
Several students agreed that Theallet — one of many fashion designers declining to dress the first family — has every right to refuse to dress Mrs. Trump.
The students were also asked if a Muslim singer solicited by a Christian church to sing had a right to refuse.
Again, the students agreed that the Muslim singer has a right to not sing in a Christian church.
“Yeah, if that goes against your religious view, I feel you have a right to turn that down,” one student said.
The students also said that a law forcing Muslims to sing inside a Christian church should not exist.
When asked if a Christian photographer should be allowed by law to decline to shoot a same-sex wedding, the students appeared torn.
“For them,” the ADL notes, “it seems that the freedom to live and work according to your beliefs really depends on what you believe.”
Incidentally, Wisconsin resident Amy Lawson, a blogger and owner of Amy Lynn Photography, is challenging a state law forcing her to take photographs for a same-sex marriage.
Watch the full ADL video below:
Louis Farrakhanis the acting head for the Nation of Islam (Muslim), the organizer for the Million Man March, and was awarded the 2007 Jeremiah Wright Jr. Trumpeter award from the Trumpeter Newsmagazine.
Note: Million Man March
Religious controversy
Minister Louis Farrakhan stirred up religious controversy among the Christian and the Jewish communities. The great majority of the controversy lies with Louis Farrakhan and the presence of many Christian speakers and organizers. He had acquired unfavorable attention from African-American Christians and was compared to “Adolf Hitler” by the Jewish community for anti-Jewish rhetoric and views.[28] His supporters say that Farrakhan was “against those Jews who have sacrificed their deep moral-religious heritage for a set of values grounded in capitalist exploitation and oppression.”.[29] There emerged concern about Farrakhan’s hidden political agenda in registering black males to vote as non-affiliate or independent parties.
Trumpeter Newsmagazine is a publication for the Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago).
Trinity United Church of Christ
Trinity United Church of Christ is a predominantly African-American church with more than 8,500 members, located in the Washington Heights community on the South Side of Chicago.[1] It is the largest church affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a predominantly white Christian denomination with roots in Congregationalism, which historically branched from early American Puritanism.
The church’s early history coincided with the American civil rights movement, subsequent murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the tumultuous period that engulfed the U.S. civil rights movement after King’s death due to intense competition among actors over who would carry King’s mantle. During that tumultuous period, an influx of radical black Muslim groups had begun to headquarter in Chicago, and Trinity sought to recontextualize Christianitythrough black theology in order to counter the influence of radical black Muslim leaders, who taught that it was impossible to be both black and Christian.
Oprah Winfrey was a parishioner at the Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago).
Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. is a senior pastor at theTrinity United Church of Christ (Chicago), and was a member of the African American Religious Leadership Committee.
African American Religious Leadership Committee was an advisory group for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.
Barack Obama was the candidate for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign, a parishioner at the Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago), and an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obamawas a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.  
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soroswas the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Rebecca M. Blankwas a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and is the chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Donna E. Shalalawas a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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