The ‘Julea Ward Is a Christian Bigot’ Act Passes in Michigan
Remember Julea Ward?
She was the graduate student in counseling at Eastern Michigan University who refused to treat a suicidal gay student because her Christianity prevented her from helping him feel better about himself.
Thankfully, a judge dismissed her case in 2010, saying that EMU was right to kick her out of their grad school program.
Michigans House the one that cant bring itself to say the word vagina passed a bill on Tuesday with a 59-50 vote to prevent schools in the state from ever doing that again. Because, you know, EMU is the real problem here Now, the bill goes to the State Senate.
House Bill No. 5040 (a.k.a. The Julea Ward freedom of conscience act) blocks a school from punishing any student who refuses to counsel a client because of a sincerely held religious... [via Friendly Atheist]