As many of you know I filed a lawsuit concerning Religious Freedom against the State of Michigan. The case is Carrick v Snyder. The Defendants name are the Michigan Governor and Attorney General. The Complaint will be online in the next few days.
The Detroit News just posted this story. So in the next few days stories like this will emerge over me filing a lawsuit against the Governor and the Attorney General of Michigan over Religious Freedom and the Right of Clergy to do what they believe is right when it comes to marriage. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2015/01/13/minister-sues-mich-right-marry-sex-couples/21718645/
I am hopeful that as stories come out people will have a better understanding of my views. No one article capturing it I am sure.
I have asked several news groups about the possibility of doing more interviews but it is to sketchy at this point to know who is going to report more. I know of one national news group that most likely will do a story on it in the coming week. To be honest I could have several calls tomorrow it is possible to know. But I will try to put as much information up as I can on my facebook page about Religious Freedom at https://www.facebook.com/religiousfreedommichigan
And at Neil Carrick Ministries at: https://www.facebook.com/NeilPatrickCarrick
I am praying more groups, churches and denominations help out. I had a few reach out to me so far from out of Michigan.
I am sure I am going to get called some hateful names and people who are in my faith may be the worst.
I have taken a pretty hard stance for religious freedom. This includes defending people who are Muslims over their right to Religious Freedom. I also was very pointed about the hypocritical views of many and misuse of the bible. If you know me you know how much I love scripture and I don’t take this lightly. Scripture being so central to my beliefs.
I am sure that I will have some minimum support. It is hard to support somebody who is doing thing as intense as this. When the United Church of Christ took on their effort they had a lot more resources than I do. When the Brown Family took on Utah they had one of the best attorney’s alive to win and prevail against a powerful state.
It is not going to be easy. If you want to help please feel free to reach out to me. I am sure nobody is going to beat my door down.
I realize I am one person so I will say a little prayer than a few more people join this effort.
When I wake up in the morning I am sure thousands of people will see the story in their paper. I am sure a lot will sit it online. All I can do is believe that God will help me as I move forward.
Neil Patrick Carrick