So Who Gets to Live in Your House?

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This fantastic example of government overreach was a story I covered for Chalcedon’s magazine back in 2010.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/feds-drop-case-against-woman-who-sought-christian-roommate

A local government “fair housing” agency in Michigan cut loose on a woman for advertising, on her church’s bulletin board, for a Christian roommate to live with her in the house that she owned. This was construed as some kind of hate crime.

But the case turned out to be a hot potato, much too hot to handle. The state civil rights agency tossed it to the federal government and the federal government quickly tossed it out the window–because they were getting phone calls, letters, and blog posts in a storm of public protest that they couldn’t stand.

Imagine that–some puffed-up local tinpot bureaucrat trying to dictate to you who you can or can’t have living in your own house. All in the interests of “diversity,” of course–you’ll thank us for it later on.

Thankfully it was way too big a bite for the state or the feds to chew; they very nearly choked on it.

But to this day the local Mussolinis who started it still aren’t talking.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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