Michigan woman cited for Christian roommate ad

Hard to believe, but a Michigan woman posted an ad on her church bulletin board for a Christian roommate and was then cited by the state for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against people of other faiths.

The 31-year-old woman is not a landlord or a management company, but a homeowner looking for someone to move in and share her space. Apparently the offending sentence in her ad was, “I am looking for a Christian roommate . . .”

The Alliance Defense Fund is representing the woman, and you can read more about the story here and here.

Is it my imagination, or does Michigan seem to have a lot of these state vs. religion cases? It’s as bad as the state of Ohio going after homeschoolers and food cooperatives. I thought these were the kind of states that could be counted on for being more reasonable than, say, Massachusetts. Apparently not.

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Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in "Catholic Digest," "Faith & Family," "National Catholic Register," "Our Sunday Visitor," "Urbanite," "Baltimore Eats," and Godspy.com. Zo

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