Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Black Jack, MO Does It Again

Remember the town of Black Jack, MO? Back in 2006, they denied an occupancy permit to a family because the parents weren’t married. The ACLU filed suit on behalf of the family and the city council quickly settled the case. But they changed the policy to say that families headed by unmarried couples could get occupancy permits only if the children are biologically related to both parents. Now they’ve denied housing to a family where the kids are only related to one of the adults in the house.

The city attorney says he’s willing to fight it out in court. Good, but you’re going to lose and you’re going to lose badly. And then you’re going to have to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs. Idiots.