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Anti-Gay Muslim Man Sues NYPD Over Not Letting Him Be A Cop Citing Religious Bias

A “religious” Muslim man identified only as “Farhan Doe” is is suing the city of New York and the NYPD for not hiring him because of “religious bias” because he openly declared that homosexuals should be locked up.

The would-be cop from Brooklyn — identified only as “Farhan Doe” — is a Muslim-American who believes homosexuality is a sin as a matter of religious principal, according to the suit. Doe deserves to be in the NYPD, despite checking the “yes” box next to the question, “Do you believe that homosexuals should be locked up,” in 2009, when he applied, said his lawyer, Jerold Levine. When Doe — who works as an auxiliary cop in Brooklyn — applied to the Police Academy the next year, he’d softened his views, still believing homosexuality is a sin, but no longer believing gays should be arrested, Levine said. “They pro forma denied him again — saying he couldn’t possibly be a police officer,” the lawyer said. “The First Amendment is very clear, saying that you can’t discriminate against someone because they have a view you do not like,” he said.

If you can’t agree to serve ALL the public, you can’t be a public servant.

Religious freedom does not mean the right to make up your own laws and it does not give you the right to hate.

Recently their was a case in the news about a doctor claiming “religious freedom” for refusing to artificially inseminate a lesbian.  Well, just as a police officer, a doctor has no religious freedom in their work.    For any job, you can be fired (or not hired) if you refuse to do the work.

End of story.  Like it or not.

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Will Kohler

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