"If selective exemptions to the executive order were permitted, the people who would suffer most would be the people who always suffer most when discrimination is allowed: the individuals and communities that are already marginalized," the letter read.
"Guantanamo Bay detainees, as flesh-and-blood human beings, are surely 'individuals,' and thus are no less 'person[s]' than are the for-profit corporations in Hobby Lobby or the resident noncitizens whom Hobby Lobby gives as an example of persons to whom the RFRA must apply," the filing read.
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"The faith community that taught me to never throw stones was asking that Christians have a special permission to throw stones if they wanted. It’s simply theologically indefensible," Serene Jones said.
"You can make the religious freedom argument, you can make the argument about contraception, but ultimately, for me, this is about power," Rev. Winters said. "Jesus had a lot of issue with powerful people using power over the powerless."
“I never did understand the severity of my punishment for an act of love for my son Tim. The committee of appeals understood that my defrocking sought to penalize me not for what I did but for what I might do in the future," Rev. Frank Schaefer said.