Associate Director of Public Affairs & Religious Liberty for the Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists
Mr James's constituency encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. His primary responsibility is to provide assistance to church members who seek Sabbath accommodation in the workplace, and in that function has led numerous individuals through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims process. Mr. James is an ordained minister, and prior to his work with the Southern Union, served as local church pastor for over 20 years.
The use of drones, either on American citizens or American enemies, is fraught with moral dilemmas.
It is ever a dangerous thing for governments to draft and pass legislation that renders any social service illegal to some select minority. Humanity, legally in the country or not, demands a respectful and dignified treatment of their very real creature needs.
With the current make up of the Supreme Court it would appear most likely that they would rule in favor of ministerial exception. But they need to do so in a manner that clearly shows that even the instruction in secular subjects in religious schools is done so with an overt spiritual purpose.
If radical Islam gains the upper hand in this present environment of change the losers will be the Egyptian people, but especially those faiths which are not Islamic.