This is yet another example of our politicized Justice Department acting like left wing social justice warriors. If a conservative Christian group was denied by a liberal community, do you think the Justice Department would get involved to defend the Christians? Highly unlikely.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Justice Dept. sues NJ township for rejecting mosque
The Justice Department announced on Tuesday it is suing Bernards Township, N.J., because it denied zoning approval for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land it owns.
The township in December unanimously voted down the Islamic Society’s application to build a mosque, which the Justice Department says violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the department said the denial was discriminatory based on the Islamic Society’s members’ religion. The denial imposed a substantial burden on the Islamic Society’s religious exercise, according to the complaint, it said.
A fashion designer has refused to do business with Melania Trump. Is the designer being sued by the Justice Department? Of course not. But why?
Because our Justice Department under Obama reflects his left wing values. All that is going to change very soon.