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    Default First Amendment Rights of Pyschics

    Quote Quoting benben003
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    My question involves civil rights in the State of: Maryland

    I am a psychic medium and I had recently had an event scheduled at the local community center. We had signed the contract for the evening agreed upon for use of the event room which also doubles as a church of some sort, but still part of the community center. Over the last couple days, my contact there has been avoiding my calls and voicemails and as the date nears, I haven't been able to get any information I need to set this up.

    I have done events there before and everything has been fine. Today I finally received an email from them saying that "the community center is run by a board of members who have fiduciary responsibilities. The board has decided at this time that they are not comfortable with hold my event at the center."

    In my contract, it states, " nondiscrimination.**CC is committed to the principle of nondiscrimination in its programs, policies, and practices in a manner consistent with its Christian foundation. Participation in Center sponsored programs will not be denied to any individual because of their race, color, national orgin, age, sex, or physical or mental disability. The center requires a similar commitment from all organizations that utilize the Centers facilities."

    I am curious if I have a leg to stand on because I believe that they chose to not allow my event because of what I do for a living and they simply aren't comfortable with it, their words. If I do, what kind of process does this take and what could I expect as an end result to the trouble of filing a civil action against them.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated as I am not sure I want to go down this road because I am not necessarily after money, I am more hurt by what has transpired and think that it is utterly wrong.
    This is what people often call reverse discrimination. It is discrimination and is based on a religious basis. They are refusing to allow the use because op doesn’t fit within the religious beliefs of the board. They are discriminating against the op because he doesn’t share the same reigning beliefs as the board.

    Its like belonging to the Klan. They don’t exclude you because you’re black or Catholic. . They exclude you because you aren’t a white and non-Catholic Christian (and a bunch of other issues).

    None of that really matters though since there is a presumably valid contract in place. That removes the need to concern ones self with the religious aspect and deal with the contractual and financial aspect. That is so much simpler than arguing religion.

    If they refuse to honor the contract and op can not find adequate and comparable facilities and in a time frame that would allow a reasonable time for advertising the change of venue, op propably has a suit to seek whatever his losses will be.

    My question to the op;

    is this community center a public or private facility?

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