Search  |  Login  |  Register

By Jay Sekulow1308975976000

Our Senior Counsel for the Northeast region, Vince McCarthy, is representing owners of a skating rink who have been contacted by the New York Division of Human Rights.  The New York Division of Human Rights has accused our client of discriminatory conduct because they advertised for a Christian skating night.  The idea, of course, was to play Christian music during this special event.  The event was open to the entire community, where Christians and non-Christians were welcome.  The New York Division of Human Rights said that an advertisement that our client took out in the Ulster County Press was in violation of the states human rights laws.  Specifically, they asked for a written response to the complaint within ten days. 

 

Vince McCarthy issued a letter stating our legal position.  The word Christian should not be deemed to be off limits or illegal.  No patron of Skate Time had ever been refused entry because of their religious beliefs, heritage or creed, nor would they ever be excluded for such a reason.  Our clients merely intended to advertise a popular genre of music, similar to other skate events they had held such as Country Music Night and Disco Night.  We made it clear that no person had ever been excluded from the premises because of their religious beliefs.  We have asked the New York State Human Rights Board to close the inquiry, and we will keep you posted. 

 

 

Latest in
Free Speech

Lois Lerner's Secret Account

By Jay Sekulow1440535582861

It reads like another page out of a Hollywood script. Former top IRS official Lois Lerner – at the center of a well-orchestrated scheme targeting conservative organizations – used an alias while at the IRS. In new documents just released, an IRS attorney has confirmed that Lois Lerner used another...

read more

The Email Twilight Zone

By Matthew Clark1440533624668

In what can only be explained as a bizarre (and disturbing) turn of events, former top IRS official Lois Lerner had not one, but at least two, secret personal email addresses. While Lerner was overseeing the IRS department that was targeting conservative groups for their political views, she was...

read more

IRS targeting scheme is a scandal

By Jay Sekulow1439937034960

When the Senate Finance Committee released its findings on the Internal Revenue Service scheme targeting conservative organizations a couple of weeks ago, the initial determination was clear. As I reported earlier : The findings of the bi-partisan report revealed gross mismanagement at the IRS. But...

read more

ACLJ Pleased With Resolution Of Case

By Francis J. Manion1439571523235

The American Center for Law and Justice is pleased to announce the settlement of the case of Doris Fernandes vs. The City of Philadelphia, et al. Dr. Fernandes, a Catholic pediatrician who objected to participating in certain reproductive health services, particularly contraception, emergency...

read more