Midweek Message

LABC Update – Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jim Hopkins

September 14, 2022


The title of a recent Washington Post editorial “When did religion become an excuse to discriminate?”  caught my attention. I found myself nodding in agreement with the author so I am sharing the piece with you.

A quote from Louise Melling –

We have been here before. In the mid-1960s, a white supremacist who refused to serve Black people at his South Carolina barbecue restaurants argued that he was entitled to a religious exemption from the newly enacted Civil Rights Act. His lawyers told a trial court that the owner believed “as a matter of faith that racial intermixing or any contribution thereto contravenes the will of God,” and therefore enforcing the Civil Rights Act against him “constitute[d] State interference with the free practice of his religion.” The Supreme Court dismissed the argument as “patently frivolous.”





Together In Spirit with Pastor Carolyn this evening at 6:00.

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