Monday, October 25, 2010

Seeking a Christian Roommate . . .Not if you live in Michigan!

If you haven’t already heard, Big Brother claims that it’s a violation of the Fair Housing law in Michigan to make a “discriminatory” statement. Apparently using the term “Christian” in an ad discriminates against non-Christians.

From Fox News:

A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate.

The ad "expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths, according to the complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan.

"It's a violation to make, print or publish a discriminatory statement," Executive Director Nancy Haynes told Fox News. "There are no exemptions to that."

Haynes said the unnamed 31-year-old womans case was turned over to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Depending on the outcome of the case, she said, the woman could face several hundreds of dollars in fines and fair housing training so it doesnt happen again.

From WorldNetDaily:

The complaint signed by Tyra Khan, a "Civil Rights Representative" of the state of Michigan Department of Civil Rights, surfaced when the Alliance Defense Fund announced today it was representing the woman.

ADF spokesman Joel Oster confirmed the organization sent a letter to the state explaining that such housing rules don't apply to people living in their own homes and wanting to share their resources.

In the mean time, while the Marxist state of Michigan is battling it out with the Alliance Defense Fund, it might be a good idea to help out these lame state investigators by scanning every ad you can find and making legitimate reports of housing discrimination to:

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

20 Hell Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Tel: (616) 451-2980, Toll Free 1-866-389-FAIR

Fax (616) 451-2657


OOOPS . . .Gotcha- that’s Hall Street in the above address. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention.

Remember that these Loons consider any use of discretion in any published ad as a form of discrimination. For example, expressing a preference for a cat over a dog or for no pets over pets is discrimination against much of the animal world. If you find such an ad, send a copy to PETA as well.

So Let’s Keep Michigan’s Fair Housing Center busy. Just send a copy of any legitimate ad that you find to be discriminatory (according to their pin-head standards) to:

Here’s their web address

Another worthy pastime might be to consider the development of real secret Christian code words to use when seeking to locate other forced to live underground Christian roommates. Why not? The left has been convinced for years that Christians already use code on a daily basis. Let’s keep them hunting for new code. It could be fun. They don’t even know the difference between code and a real prayer. So constantly yanking their chains should be easy. Did you catch the code there???

Here are a few examples:

I’m looking for a roommate who has been saved by grace.

I’m looking for a roommate who has the gift of discernment.

I’m looking for a Roommate who listens to (insert your favorite Christian Group)

Someone left a great comment on one blog :

Perhaps the ad should have said: “I am a committed Christian and love sharing my faith.” That should alert potential roommates of what to expect.


  1. You can't say 'straight' in many places now either.

  2. Jimmy that certainly would be considered discriminatory in Michigan. But maybe you could use the code word "upright"??? You did know that was code, didn't you? Jus Sayin

  3. Well, it has been considered taboo to ask the gender or sexual orientation of a roommate since 2008.

    What's next? Will it be discriminatory to the financially-challenged to ask them if they actually have they actually have the money to pay their share of the rent?

  4. If she had asked for a lesbian or Muslim roommate not one dang word would have been said.

    Taboo, ain't law Jenn but the left will attempt to make it so.

  5. Maybe the ever so subtle approach is best these days. "Seeking a room mate just like me" may get a huge rush or diddly squat, but at least it's politically correct, unless of course "Me" is "You"!

  6. Arden, who gives a rats butt about politically correct unless you are either

    1. a leftist and then that is the goal so that "anything goes" crowd can receive special considerations in every aspect of life. or:

    2. a coward, afraid to take a stand and call Barnyard Bovine Excrement on Political Correctness, the downfall of the country.

    Taking the "safe" stand is what got us where we are today, in deep doo!

    The choice is yours. Which will it be?

  7. Sorry you took me for a lefty liberal, Ticker. I completely forgot that irony was lost on the Texan. Oooh, too mean, I'm sorry!

    Bye the way, nice blog.

  8. Glad you like the blog. Us Texas folk ain't into kidding around with PC crap. We believe in taking a stand or sitting down and shuttin up.

    Have to be careful sometimes Arden cause you know the saying, if it quacks like a duck.......,
    well you get the picture!

  9. The law is being applied incorrectly, and I believe that the complaint was not filed in good faith, contrary to its maker’s claim.

    Federal law, as well as the specific Michigan law cited, provides an exemption for renting the home in which you live.

    See the Michigan law; relevant exemptions are at 37.2503 (a), (b).

    So Executive Director Nancy Haynes is simply wrong, and if she enjoys any competence in her job, she knows full well of this exemption, and she is being disingenuous. (Okay, she is outright lying when she says ‘There are no exemptions to that.’)

    It is unlawful to express a preference for a Christian (Muslim, Wiccan, etc) renter in a dwelling in which you do not live, i.e. your rental property. It is perfectly acceptable to do so in your own home.